Chafford Hundred: Watch officers rescue colleague and catch offender
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The bravery of one of our officers has been featured on BBC One’s Crimewatch Live and now you can watch her body-worn video footage of the incident.
PC Chantelle Feyzifar stepped in after a violent driver dragged a colleague down the road with his moving vehicle after a routine traffic stop in Chafford Hundred. When the vehicle stopped, the then 26-year-old man started to punch the officer.
Thankfully, Chantelle had chased the vehicle. She attempted to get the man off her colleague and, despite being punched in the head herself, she was able to use her CS Spray and call for back-up.
When the man ran off, Chantelle continued to chase him and prevented him from escaping over an 8ft gate, detaining him until colleagues arrived to assist in the arrest.
The man was later jailed for four years and three months after admitting assault causing actual bodily harm, assaulting an emergency worker, dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen for analysis. He was also banned from driving for four years and eight months and ordered to pay £600 compensation and £200 costs.
Chantelle, from our #Grays Local Policing Team, was last year awarded the force’s Wilson Trophy for ‘outstanding act of the year’ for her brave actions
Crimewatch Live is on BBC One and BBC iPlayer weekdays at 10am until Friday 25 March 2022.
If you’re inspired by Chantelle’s tenacity and determination to protect her colleague and bring an offender to justice, and you think you fit the bill, find out more about becoming a police officer.