Coming Soon

Coming soon to Five is a series that profiles a radical
new type of police unit. Aimed at tackling the most
difficult-to-catch criminals in Britain, the police
interceptors hit big-time crooks hard every day.
Armed with outrageously fast cars and the very
latest kit, the police interceptors are the new kids on
the block in the fight against crime – and they are
getting results fast. The government is spending
serious money on cutting-edge technology and
hand-picked, highly trained officers. Using Essex
as a test bed, they have created the hardest-hitting
police unit in the country.
Key to the unit’s success is a powerful computer
system which links every camera in the county.
Sited in known crime hot-spots, as well as on every
major road in Essex, the Automatic Number Plate
Recognition technology enables target cars to be
tracked across the area and their position instantly
fed to the police interceptors.
The teams are also kitted out with the latest and fastest police cars in Britain, boasting a host of technology including global positioning and tracking devices linked to the super-computer back at HQ. The police interceptors are also armed with a fully equipped helicopter, which features a longrange telephoto lens capable of reading a number plate from seven miles, day or night. With a daily diet of stolen cars, drug dealers and high-speed pursuits, the police interceptors are cracking down on Essex crime –with one operation netting five of the county’s ten mostwanted villains – and the criminals rarely know what has hit them.

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