Dramatic Car Chase in Hammersmith
Stolen Mercedes scatters pedestrians on King Street
Police were involved in a dramatic car chase along the streets of Hammersmith as a stolen Mercedes sped the wrong way up King Street and up the Shepherd's Bush Road nearly hitting pedestrians and crashing into other vehicles. The incident occurred at 1.00am on the 9th December.
Officers were on routine patrol in Hammersmith Broadway in an unmarked Police vehicle. On reaching the junction with Blacks Road they saw approximately 8 males running west into Blacks Road. The men were followed and seen to get into 2 motor vehicles (a silver Mercedes A class and a black Mini Cooper). Both vehicles were stolen.
One of the officers got out of his vehicle and ran to the driver’s door of the Mercedes, which was locked. He identified himself as a Police officer whereupon vehicle made off. The officer ran after it smashing the offside windows in an attempt to gain entry and stop the vehicle however the vehicle accelerated west along Blacks Road towards the dead end.
It then tuned right at the end mounting the footway and drove along the pedestrian only access of Angel Walk towards King Street. The vehicle crashed into the wall of the building on the west side of Angel Walk and a bollard but managed to squeeze through onto King Street where pedestrians were on the footway.
December 13, 2006