Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Postby Kev » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:53 pm

What a mess. I'm amazed he got out alive tbh!

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A police force has said it is considering changes to its driving policy after an officer wrote off an unmarked car during a test drive.

The Greater Manchester Police officer crashed the VW Golf R on Wharfside Way, Old Trafford, at about 01:50 GMT on 15 December.

The driver was taken to hospital and treated for a back injury.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman refused to reveal details of how the crash happened.

He said that "as a result of the incident, GMP is reviewing its policy on officers test driving cars".

No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the incident is being investigated by officers from GMP's road policing unit.

The officer involved was a member of the force's Automatic Number Plate Recognition intercept team, which works to disrupt the criminal use of motor vehicles.
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Re: Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Postby Chungster » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:02 pm

The GMP has form in crashing cars!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... s-car.html
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Postby maisbitt » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:26 pm

No other cars involved in that crash? I wonder how many trees and/or walls were involved?
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Re: Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Postby SCOTT » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:08 pm

sorry guys when i first saw this on the news this morning i thought it was a type r looking at the back end

will agree he was so lucky to get out of that alive.
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Re: Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Postby Riad » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:29 pm

Rumour has it he was racing another unmarked car through trafford park!

I saw a photo of it last week funny how long it took to get to the news ;)
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Re: Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Postby Pie n chips » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:19 pm

Handles just like a golf :D
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Re: Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Postby ZephyR » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:07 pm

Pie n chips wrote:Handles just like a golf :D

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Re: Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Postby RW1 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:00 pm

Police officer who wrecked 155mph VW Golf in Trafford avoids prosecution but is banned from driving patrol cars until December

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Re: Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Postby Ryy » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:48 pm

Supercar?
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Re: Greater Manchester Police officer writes off Golf R

Postby Chungster » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:20 pm

Should be jail term surely for dangerous / reckless driving?
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