NX14 AWV North Yorkshire Police BMW 330D

NX14 AWV
North Yorkshire Police
BMW 330D
These scenes capture the final moments of a police vehicle as it is engulfed in flames on 26 August 2017. Two officers were on a blue light run on the A168 near Thirsk when the car suffered a catastrophic engine failure. Both officers left the vehicle and watched from a safe distance as the car went up in flames. There was nothing they could do to stop the fire. While the blue lights were still flashing, the fire spread and thick black smoke swept across the carriageway.  Fire crews from Thirsk and Ripon responded to the call and used two hose reel jets and four breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. By then the vehicle was just a metal shell and was totally written off.

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D676 FBP Hamshire Constabulary BMW E28 5 Series

D676 FBP
Hamshire Constabulary
BMW E28 5 Series
This preserved traffic car was based at Cosham and patrolled the motorways around Portsmouth in the late 1980s. The car has 185 bhp and a top speed of 140 mph. Notice the boot-mounted police spoiler housing the police and stop signs. A multi-use vehicle, it also carried a gun box for armed deployments.

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