Police poised to unleash fleet of 'fully loaded' interceptors in battle against crime in Northamptonshire

"Team of highly-trained officers with kit and enhanced skills to respond effectively to all forms of criminality"

By Kevin Nicholls
Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 10:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 10:36 am
Police will officially launch their new fleet of Interceptors on Thursday
Police will officially launch their new fleet of Interceptors on Thursday

These are the four-wheeled beasts set to be unleashed by Northamptonshire Police in the battle against crime.

A fleet of eye-catching 140mph vehicles will form a new Interceptor Team adding to the Force's resources.

The vehicles began arriving at Wootton Hall Park HQ back in July but are set to be officially launched on Thursday.

They will work alongside the existing Armed Response Vehicle and Road Crime teams.

Chief Constable Nick Adderley, who had a hand in designing the vehicles' snazzy livery, said: "These cars are fully loaded with the latest technology and ANPR equipment.

"From dedicated tasking and intelligence they will intercept known vehicles of interest, target subjects of interest and will support the broader roads policing agenda — the beauty being that we can draw on a variety of assets to target hot spot areas, crime types or known villains."

"The Interceptor team is a brand new capability for Northamptonshire Police and will consist of highly trained officers, kit and enhanced skills to respond effectively to all forms of criminality.

"Dealing with every aspect of criminality, linking in with the Road Crime Team and wider specialist, the forces capability to respond in this way has never been more advanced. "

The Skoda Octavia VRS Estate 2.0 TDI 4x4s have a top speed of 143mph and can do 0-60mph in eight seconds. Seven of the vehicles will be equipped with ANPR and tracker equipment.

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