Moment thief hurtles down railway line in stolen Range Rover


Moment Range Rover thief smashes through level crossing barrier and races along TRAIN TRACKS as stunned passengers look on – after injuring two cops during reckless getaway

  • The vehicle shot onto the train track at Cheshunt station just before 10am today
  • Amazed travellers watched from the platform as the car shot off down the track 
  • It was then abandoned so the reckless thief could make off on foot this morning
  • Two officers were injured in the brazen getaway, police confirmed

This is the shocking moment a Range Rover thief smashed through a level crossing barrier and raced along a train track as stunned passengers looked on.

The stolen vehicle shot onto the rails at Cheshunt train station in Hertfordshire shortly before 10am today.

Amazed travellers watched from the platform as the car sped off down the track – before being abandoned so the reckless thief could make off on foot.

Two officers were injured in the brazen getaway and countless vehicles were damaged, police confirmed, as their hunt for the driver continues.

The incident has caused travel chaos, with National Rail warning trains going through Cheshunt station may face delays of up to 60 minutes or be cancelled all together. The station will remain closed until 2pm. 

This is the shocking moment a car thief hurtled down a railway line in a stolen Range Rover while stunned passengers looked on

The stolen vehicle shot onto the rails at Cheshunt train station in Hertfordshire shortly before 10am today

Pictured: The car on the tracks

The stolen vehicle shot onto the rails at Cheshunt train station in Hertfordshire shortly before 10am today

Around 9.30am, Hertfordshire police were told a stolen vehicle had travelled into the county from Essex.

It was tracked down to Cheshunt, in Broxbourne, where two officers confronted the driver.

Footage taken by a local resident showed the officers screaming ‘get out of the car’ as the driver tried to get away.

As the officers frantically tugged at the driver, he put the car into reverse – with one cop still holding on as the car shot backwards.

Two officers (pictured trying to stop the driver) were injured in the brazen getaway and countless vehicles were damaged, police confirmed, as their hunt for the driver continues

Two officers (pictured trying to stop the driver) were injured in the brazen getaway and countless vehicles were damaged, police confirmed, as their hunt for the driver continues

As the officers frantically tugged at the driver, he put the car into reverse

One cop held on as the car shot backwards

As the officers frantically tugged at the driver, he put the car into reverse – with one cop still holding on as the car shot backwards

Footage taken by a local resident showed the officers screaming 'get out of the car' as the driver tried to get away

Footage taken by a local resident showed the officers screaming ‘get out of the car’ as the driver tried to get away

The thief then drove to nearby Cheshunt train station, where CCTV showed him smashing through a level crossing barrier before mounting the tracks.

Passengers film the driver as he shoots down the rails. 

The thief then abandons the car on the track between Cheshunt and Waltham Cross stations before making off on foot. He has still not been found. 

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express said replacement bus services are in operation due to the disruption caused.

Hertfordshire Police said: ‘The vehicle made off, injuring two officers and damaging several vehicles in the process.

‘Officers from Hertfordshire also attended to assist with the search and the vehicle was found abandoned on nearby train tracks, in Windmill Lane.

Hertfordshire Police said: 'The vehicle (pictured as officers tried to stop the driver) made off, injuring two officers and damaging several vehicles in the process'

Hertfordshire Police said: ‘The vehicle (pictured as officers tried to stop the driver) made off, injuring two officers and damaging several vehicles in the process’

‘A search of the area is currently being carried out to locate the driver and officers are working alongside British Transport Police to recover the vehicle. It was not struck by a train at any point.

‘Anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw the vehicle driving in the area, is asked to contact police on 101.’ 

British Transport Police (BTP) said: ‘Officers received a report of a car on the railway line in Cheshunt at 9.43am today.

‘Officers are currently on scene responding to the incident alongside colleagues from Hertfordshire Police and Essex Police.’

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