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Lincolnshire Police to feature in crime-fighting TV series

Monday, January 27, marks the return of the Channel 5 series Police Interceptors — and series 6 will feature Lincolnshire Police.

The observational documentary series starts at 8pm on Channel 5, offering access to the officers and cars of the crime-fighting team.

Lincolnshire’s Road Policing Unit and the police dog unit will be featured in the first 10 episodes of the series.

From patrolling in Lincoln, to policing Britain’s longest road, the A1, the Raw Cut production captured the action behind the scenes of our local police force.

In the first episode, the Operational Support Unit have their hands full when a raid reveals a crowbar-wielding suspect with a house full of drugs and an offensive mouth.

Photo: Channel 5
Photo: Channel 5

Superintendent Shaun West, Head of Specialist Operations, said: “We have been working with the film company that produces the Police Interceptors series for over a year.

“The programme features footage of our officers doing their jobs. The majority of the incidents highlighted on the programmes show the force Roads Policing Unit, Police Dogs and their handlers, Specialist Operations Units and the Operation Galileo Rural Crime team policing the county.

“I hope that programmes such as these are a useful means to inform the public that we serve.

“It shows the type of incidents that we face on a daily basis and highlights the difficulties that our officers face when interacting with the people that we are helping or dealing with whilst we try to keep Lincolnshire as one of the safest places to live in the country.

“I have been privileged to see some of the footage in advance and found that it ranges from some incidents blended with humour to instances of gravitas.”