• Apr 16th 2009 at 2:28PM
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For an episode of the show Police Interceptors, which airs on channel five in Britain, the producers wanted to recreate a police chase. But instead of throwing together some archive clips and fast-cut footage of police cars caroming through empty streets, the show gave presenter Natalie Pinkham (right) a Lamborghini and told her to take off. Then the Essex police gave Pinkham a 20-minute head start and they took off after her – speeding, blue lights flashing, the works.

Because the Lamborghini had a tracking device, the police knew how to find Pinkham, but it took them an hour. Other police forces are upset that the Essex men in blue were shown "Sitting round swapping silly jokes, drinking cups of tea and chatting up young women drivers." For their part, road safety campaigners are fuming that innocent drivers could have been put at risk, and a taxpayer's group doesn't like the Essex police subbing as extras instead of protecting the public.

In reply, a police spokesman said the chase was "a training exercise for officers in using a new tracker device." If Ms. Pinkham ever needs to try out a tracking device on this side of the world, please, let us know. We'd like to get that kind of training, too.

[Source: Daily Mail | Image: NataliePinkham.com]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      It's a good job she wasn't Brazilian, eh? Did they beat her up when they caught her? Or just attack her from behind causing her to fall to the ground and die 20 minutes later?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Imagine that, cops are corrupt everywhere. And you always hear the parasites make fun of people for their lame excuses...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Leave the tracking devices out for me, thanks. When cars start (and they have already started, like onStar, black box recorders, etc...) reporting on their owners and drivers, I stop buying those cars.

      I don't intend to appreciably break the law, but I certainly don't tolerate my own equipment reporting on me, regardless. My equipment either belongs to me, or it is rented.

      The redhead is good looking, though, I will say that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want video
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sorry but....what???

      If that is the case does this mean people are really concerned about Police cars doing...err... police-y-things...something that happens every day, and yes, sometimes for training purposes (all be it without the flash sports car and the rather lovely Ms Pinkham to chase)?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Now THIS is reality television I can get behind!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not to mention the hostess.
      • 6 Years Ago
      She's hot.

      That is all. Thank you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      has this episode aired yet?
      • 6 Years Ago
      And you wonder why we kicked their ass for trying wanting to rule us. Kicked their ass twice.

      If the parasites had killed someone chasing her, we probably wouldn't have heard about it for years.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd hit it.
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