Police in river search for 'key' evidence after burglary

The search van at Bridgefoot

The search van at Bridgefoot

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AN underwater police team is searching the Mersey at Bridge Foot for evidence after a female officer broke her leg stopping two men wanted for burglary.

Police say the team is searching for keys to a stolen car abandoned at the industrial estate next to the river.

Two men were seen leaving the red Audi A3 at 2.55pm today, Monday, with one then throwing an object into the water, believed to be car keys.

The car was stolen during a burglary in Frodsham in the early hours of this morning and driven to Warrington.

Police picked up the suspects, aged in their early 20s, on CCTV and gave pursuit.

The female officer suffered a fractured leg when tripping one of the men up.

Officers had tried to block their escape using a squad car.

Both men are being questioned.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident number 512 of January 27.

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10:57pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Reader says...

Well done to the Police for catching the theiving sods... and I hope the female police officer has a speedy recovery.
Well done to the Police for catching the theiving sods... and I hope the female police officer has a speedy recovery. Reader
  • Score: 19

9:47am Tue 28 Jan 14

Mr Young says...

Ive never seen anything like it. A riot van tailgating me with lights flashing beeping the horn like mad, going down a one lane, one way street with nowhere to pull over. The van flies to the bottom of bridge street along with 7 (ish) other police cars and all because one of their own is injured. Shame you dont get this response to any other crime!

Hope the female officer gets better soon and good work catching them!
Ive never seen anything like it. A riot van tailgating me with lights flashing beeping the horn like mad, going down a one lane, one way street with nowhere to pull over. The van flies to the bottom of bridge street along with 7 (ish) other police cars and all because one of their own is injured. Shame you dont get this response to any other crime! Hope the female officer gets better soon and good work catching them! Mr Young
  • Score: -1

10:17am Tue 28 Jan 14

Cheap Mower says...

Mr Young wrote:
Ive never seen anything like it. A riot van tailgating me with lights flashing beeping the horn like mad, going down a one lane, one way street with nowhere to pull over. The van flies to the bottom of bridge street along with 7 (ish) other police cars and all because one of their own is injured. Shame you dont get this response to any other crime!

Hope the female officer gets better soon and good work catching them!
Or maybe it was to catch are car thief! Shame it wasn't your car
[quote][p][bold]Mr Young[/bold] wrote: Ive never seen anything like it. A riot van tailgating me with lights flashing beeping the horn like mad, going down a one lane, one way street with nowhere to pull over. The van flies to the bottom of bridge street along with 7 (ish) other police cars and all because one of their own is injured. Shame you dont get this response to any other crime! Hope the female officer gets better soon and good work catching them![/p][/quote]Or maybe it was to catch are car thief! Shame it wasn't your car Cheap Mower
  • Score: 0

10:57am Tue 28 Jan 14

Mr Young says...

Lots of cars are stolen, you dont see that many officers turn up any other time. There was 4 plain clothed officers who turned up once the injured female officer was taken away. Obviously only arrived at the scene when they knew one was hurt. There wasnt any need to have 15 or so officers there within minutes.

When you resport a burgulary in progress, you are lucky if two officers arrive within the hour....
Lots of cars are stolen, you dont see that many officers turn up any other time. There was 4 plain clothed officers who turned up once the injured female officer was taken away. Obviously only arrived at the scene when they knew one was hurt. There wasnt any need to have 15 or so officers there within minutes. When you resport a burgulary in progress, you are lucky if two officers arrive within the hour.... Mr Young
  • Score: 7

11:35am Tue 28 Jan 14

Mrs1979 says...

The female officer would of use her panic button!!
Meaning all available police to attend until it's called off.
Considering she broke her leg catching the thieves
A bloody big well done!!!
How can u moan because other officers was coming to her aid!
I
The female officer would of use her panic button!! Meaning all available police to attend until it's called off. Considering she broke her leg catching the thieves A bloody big well done!!! How can u moan because other officers was coming to her aid! I Mrs1979
  • Score: 8

12:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Mr Young says...

She may have used the panic button. All I am saying is there was more police than I have ever seen and weirdly its when another officer is injured. I just wish we had this response for more crimes.
She may have used the panic button. All I am saying is there was more police than I have ever seen and weirdly its when another officer is injured. I just wish we had this response for more crimes. Mr Young
  • Score: 1

9:53am Wed 29 Jan 14

Anna Fender says...

Exactly, when it's one of their own or for something trivial like someone having a mobile phone or camera, the whole of Cheshire Police is out in force. A complete and utter disgrace. They want to start getting thier prioritys right instead of wasting tax payers money and time. All they are after is a conviction, and a gulity plea regardless of whether someones gulity or not.
Exactly, when it's one of their own or for something trivial like someone having a mobile phone or camera, the whole of Cheshire Police is out in force. A complete and utter disgrace. They want to start getting thier prioritys right instead of wasting tax payers money and time. All they are after is a conviction, and a gulity plea regardless of whether someones gulity or not. Anna Fender
  • Score: -3

7:18pm Wed 29 Jan 14

The Maestro says...

Stolen car, 2 offenders, where did they go wrong?
Stolen car, 2 offenders, where did they go wrong? The Maestro
  • Score: 3

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