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Watch: Met officers dash to keep up with PM’s car as part of bizarre police escort

24 Apr 2023 2 minute read
Police officers run ahead of the prime minster as part of a police escort – Inset picture by Daniel Leal / PA Wire

Over 50 Met police officers have been seen running and peddling beside Rishi Sunak’s car as part of the prime minister’s police escort.

In the video posted by Politics UK, one officer can be seen riding ahead of the escort on a peddle bike shouting “out of the way! Out of the way please”.

Behind the officer on the bike, more officers in high-vis can be seen running down the road and a member of the public can be heard asking “You usually have motorbikes, what’s going on with the motorbikes? Who’s there?”


 Motorbikes

One of the passing officers replies, “The prime minister” as other officers warn bystanders lining the streets to “stay back behind the line”.

The man filming the scenes then shouts: “The prime minster Rishi? He’s not the prime minister, we never voted him in.”

Some of the officers on foot are visibly out of breath and behind the line of peddle bikes, more officers can be seen on motorbikes riding alongside Sunak’s car escort consisting of four vehicles with blacked out windows and blue flashing lights, an unmarked car and a marked police car at the rear.

Behind the cars, even more Met Police officers can be seen running down the road in central London, breathlessly shouting at bystanders to move out of the way.

The bystander continues to heckle the convoy as a few officers on foot struggle to keep up with the cars.


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Meic Haines
Meic Haines
10 months ago

What were they “peddling”, these stout Met upholders of the law? Racist lies?

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
10 months ago
Reply to  Meic Haines

They’re a ‘crack force’, dontchaknow, Meic …

(However, that ‘ck’ is interchangeable with ‘p’ – as any good Celticist will tell you.)

Tomi Bennett
Tomi Bennett
10 months ago
Reply to  Meic Haines

Exactly! Are the pedalling when they peddle?

Paul Hoskins
Paul Hoskins
10 months ago

The ‘prime minster’? Canterbury or York. Who or what is writing this stuff, is it another example of AI?

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
10 months ago
Reply to  Paul Hoskins

The Primates of Canterbury and York are gorillas …

Kerry Davies
Kerry Davies
10 months ago

What on earth justifies 50 police officers in attendance like that? The constables are all on at least £36K a year.

Alan Jones
Alan Jones
10 months ago
Reply to  Kerry Davies

Had something similar occur a few years ago in Caerdydd, walking along Westgate street towards the railway station an hour or so after a Cymru e Yr Alban international at the national stadium. Two police outriders came out on to the road first followed by a large vehicle with blacked out windows, this vehicle was accompanied by about a dozen other police officers running alongside ( & struggling to keep up) with this vehicle screaming at us to “get out of the way NOW”. Upon politely enquiring who was in the vehicle another officer yelled” it’s your princess royal NOW… Read more »

Erisian
Erisian
10 months ago

A Pongyang style escort for the ‘Dear Leader’ that nobody loves – priceless

Gareth
Gareth
10 months ago

As a boy growing up in the 60s,I watched the BBC news show scenes like this, of tin pot dictators from around the globe, and make snide remarks. Today it is the UK who are the laughing stock.

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