This is the dramatic moment a police officer chased a suspected drug dealer across a busy dual carriageway before Tasering him.
Bodycam footage showed the suspect being zapped by the device after ignoring shouts of “Taser, Taser” from the officer.
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The pursuit in Bramcote, Nottinghamshire, began when suspected drug dealers failed to stop for police.
A man fled on foot and led officers through a housing estate and woods before dodging traffic as he ran across the busy A52.
An officer shouted “get on the floor” before hitting the suspect with the stun gun while he tried to leap over the central reservation.
A 27-year-old man was detained on the central reservation and arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Officers also seized Class A drugs along with cash and a mobile phone.
Knife recovered in separate incident
The video from Nottinghamshire Police also revealed a knife being recovered from the boot of another person’s car in a separate incident.
Two men were arrested in connection with a street fight which brought Nottinghamshire Police’s knife team’s total arrests for the year to 217.
The force has also seized 81 knives, 15 offensive weapons, eight firearms, 143 vehicles and charged 100 suspects.
More than £200,000 of drugs has been taken off the streets in 253 seizures.
‘No room for complacency’ in fighting knife crime
Chief Inspector Kathryn Craner said: “The positive impact of our knife crime team can’t be underestimated but it doesn’t work in isolation.
“While we have seen a reduction in knife crime, outperforming the national average, there is no room for complacency and we are absolutely determined to keep violence levels down.
“It’s crucial that we maintain our focus to drive down knife crime and serious violence using all the means at our disposal.”
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