The One With the Ensuite Van
Chris and Simon, in Milton Keynes respond to a 999 call about blokes hanging around a car suspiciously. Simon recognises them, and Chris spots their ‘conveniently found’ screwdrivers. Guess what they’re doing, then? Even though the car they’re hanging around is abandoned, it’s still a bit on the suspicious – and one of them really, really doesn’t want to be arrested without realising that it’s all part of the Street Caution process. His behaviour leads to a full arrest, and Chris nearly has his arm bitten off by the car door!
Rosie and Daz are in Reading and come across a madly speeding transit which they turn and head after. It seems to be lost, but Rosie’s not going to let it go, and her persistence pays off with an ANPR ding. One car chase, some hurled debris (with accompanying bad language) and a cross-country run later, Daz nabs one of the occupants while the other dives into the woods. When they get back to the van – there’s still someone in it!
Charlie and Ruffy are in Oxford behind a badly driven white van with an out of date tax disc. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though – the van is borderline dangerous with so many defects that Ruffy seizes it. Though the bottle of ‘juice’ lurking in the back is perhaps not something he would like to have found…
Chris and Simon’s ANPR takes a dislike to a mega posh merc in Milton Keynes because it’s untaxed. The driver is shown as wanted for non-payment of fines and for having no licence – and he has his kid in the car!!!! The car is uninsured and not taxed, so Simon seizes it, and gets the chance to drive it!
Iestyn and Boris (left in the van. Shame!) are on duty in Windsor looking for someone who’s fled the scene of an accident. Trouble is that the driver is insisting he was the passenger and trying to dump his female passenger in it despite witness accounts to the contrary. Primarily because he’s been drinking. As they don’t know for sure whether he’s the driver or not, they take him in anyway. Guess what. It was him!
Helen Lacey and her dog Bonnie are in Bracknell to visit an off license where a young man has nicked some booze and is thought to be very drunk. He is. And the booze is seriously talking – but not running very well, because Helen tackles him to the ground without too much trouble, at which point the whining starts. Amazingly, he’s tagged, too! Trouble is, once he’s in the holding cell; what goes in, must come out…