Video released of police vehicle rammed in London Colney
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Detectives have today (Tuesday) released dramatic video footage of a police car being deliberately rammed in London Colney, narrowly missing an officer.
The video also shows a police motorbike being rammed in Cambridgeshire, as police launch an appeal to find a man wanted in connection with a significant number of house burglaries across East Anglia.
The burglaries occurred at properties in Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Herts, Kent and Norfolk, in which cars and other valuables worth more than £500,000 were taken.
A spokesman for Essex Police said the vehicles in the ramming incidents are believed to be used by Luke Wall, 23, who is missing after breaching crown court bail conditions.
Wall is known to be travelling with his partner Teresa Connors, 20, who is also wanted for breaching court bail conditions for burglary offences.
Wall, whose last known address was at Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, is now thought to be travelling in East Anglia and is suspected of committing further burglaries.
The CCTV footage shows a marked police motorcycle being rammed, injuring the officer, on the M11 in Cambridgeshire at 3.05pm on June 9, 2014.
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And in London Colney, at Junction 22 of the M25, a marked police car is shown being rammed at 12.30am on June 12 this year. The Herts Police officers involved were not injured.
The spokesman said that Wall was released on strict bail conditions at Ipswich Crown Court on July 29 after being charged with conspiracy to burgle, but he failed to comply with his bail conditions and removed his electronic monitoring tag.
Connors is in breach of bail conditions imposed at Maidstone Crown Court on July 28 for an offence of burglary and theft in Kent.
She failed to attend Grays police station on August 19 and appears to have left her three children with her parents to be with Wall.
DCI Paul Maleary of Essex Police said: “We are working with our colleagues in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire as we need to trace these two people urgently as they are suspected of continuing to commit burglary crimes after breaching court bail conditions.
“Extensive enquiries have been carried out across the UK but Wall and Connors appear to be always on the move. However, we believe they are currently somewhere in East Anglia.
“The CPS have taken an unusual step and agreed that we can release some of the CCTV footage of police vehicles being rammed to show how important it is that we find those responsible as quickly as possible.”
Anyone who sees Wall and Connors should call 999 immediately.
If you have information about their whereabouts contact Essex Police on 101 and ask for officers at Grays CID, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.