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Shocking moment driver rams police van in Glasgow

Shocking moment driver reverses and rams police van then speeds off leaving officers standing in the street

  • Police van was badly damaged by a hit-and-run driver in Glasgow on Tuesday
  • Passerby filmed the moment the car reversed at speed into the vehicle 
  • Van was immobilised by the impact and was unable to chase the suspects 

This is the moment a driver recklessly reverses out of a garage and smashes into a police van before screeching off down a Glasgow street.

A passerby filmed the astonishing incident in the city on Tuesday afternoon after officers turned up outside Sameday Tyres in the Possil Road area.

Police Scotland confirmed they are searching for the suspect who drove off after badly damaging the van. 

Police are searching for a suspect who rammed into a police van in Glasgow on Tuesday afternoon

After ramming the van, the white car drove off at high speed. Police were unable to give chase as their vehicle had been badly damaged

After ramming the van, the white car drove off at high speed. Police were unable to give chase as their vehicle had been badly damaged 

The van suffered extensive damage to its side after it was rammed by the motorist

The van suffered extensive damage to its side after it was rammed by the motorist 

The clip – which was posted on TikTok – shows three officers at the garage as the white car speeds past them in reverse and rams into their van. 

As it drives off the police, one of whom is carrying his baton in one hand, walk out into the street, apparently unable to pursue the car because of the damage to their vehicle.

One of the men from the garage is then seen remonstrating with police officers who tell him to ‘calm down’. 

Reports claimed there had been a dispute over payment for tyres, prompting the mechanics to call the police. 

 A Police Scotland spokesman said: ‘At 4.50pm on Tuesday, February 16, officers were in the Possil Road area as part of enquiries to trace a vehicle.

‘A police van was damaged after it was driven into by the suspect vehicle several times. No-one was injured.

‘The driver fled the scene and enquiries are ongoing to trace the individual and the vehicle.’

The suspect's car had been in a tyre fitters before the incident which took place on Tuesday

The suspect’s car had been in a tyre fitters before the incident which took place on Tuesday

The incident happened outside the Sameday Tyres store on Possil Road, Glasgow on Tuesday

The incident happened outside the Sameday Tyres store on Possil Road, Glasgow on Tuesday

A Police Scotland spokesman said: ‘At 4.50pm on Tuesday, February 16, officers were in the Possil Road area as part of enquiries to trace a vehicle.

‘A police van was damaged after it was driven into by the suspect vehicle several times. No-one was injured.

‘The driver fled the scene and enquiries are ongoing to trace the individual and the vehicle.’

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