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Road drama as 14 police cars swoop
8:02am Friday 18th January 2013 in News
WITNESSES have told of the dramatic moment when 14 police cars closed in on a suspect near a Malvern supermarket.
They raced to just outside the entrance to the Lidl store on Worcester Road, Malvern Link, and confronted a man who had been in a black Jaguar.
The witness, who did not want to be named, said the police “came from everywhere”.
Another passer-by admitted he could not resist watching events unfold.
He said: “I was nosy, inquisitive, and frightened at the same time. It was unreal.
It was like a scene from Police Camera Action!”
Police spoke to the man in the Jaguar, who had been shouting, before placing him in one of their vans.
The driver of a VW Polo, who was also involved in the incident, was later traced and is being treated as a witness.
The drama began on Tuesday at 3pm when two cars began driving from Powick along the A449.
It ended in Malvern Link about 40 minutes later.
A man was charged on Wednesday afternoon with using threatening insulting, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or to provoke unlawful violence.
He was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon (a heavy metal torch), and resisting a constable in the execution of his or her duties.
The man, believed to be from the Birmingham area, has been bailed to appear at Worcester Magistrates Court on Friday, February 1.
Anyone with information has been asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 356s 15/01/13 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.