VIDEO: Motorhome seized after filmed rampage damaged several police cars
Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed investigations are underway after seizing a motorhome captured during a rampage that appeared to damage police vehicles in Bishopsworth. The vehicle was confirmed to have been stolen, and on fake plates, in Congresbury, near where an explosion damaged a cash machine.
Police were first called to a petrol station in Congresbury at around 10.36pm on October 26 after the explosion was reported. No money was taken. Video of the rampage was shared on social media, with a Tik Tok video having over 50,000 views.
Video appears to show several police cars surrounding the motorhome on a residential street before it collided head-on with a police vehicle, twice, and took off. The motorhome is then seen reversing into another police cruiser and eventually drives away.
A police spokesperson told Bristol World: ‘Officers in marked vehicles searching the area came across a motorhome and its driver failed to stop. Police found the vehicle in the Fernsteed Road area, south of Bristol, later that night and the camper van was used to damage marked police cars.
“A man was arrested nearby in connection with the incident and was later released under investigation. Positive investigative leads are being followed regarding a second man, believed to have been the driver of the motorhome.
“The white Adria Matrix Axess motorhome was seized. It was found to have been stolen from Well Park, Congresbury, on September 6, and was on false plates. A second vehicle matching the description of the one seen at the petrol station was found abandoned on Brinsea Road, Congresbury. The white Fiat Ducato had been stolen from Dixon Road in Bishopston between October 22 and 25 and was also on false plates.
Congressbury is located 21 km south of Bristol city centre. The village is about a 20-minute drive from Fernsteed Road in Bishopsworth, where the video was taken. The video was originally captured on Snapchat before being distributed on social media platforms.
It was uploaded to Tik Tok four days ago and received more than 70 comments describing the incident as “absolute chaos” and “the UK version of breaking bad”. Watch the video below:
If you have any information that could help the police investigation, call 101 and give reference 5222258262.