Police vehicle rammed in £15k vodka attempted heist

A police vehicle was rammed by thieves attempting to escape with £15,000 of vodka stolen from the trailer of a parked lorry at a motorway service station.

The Warwickshire force said it was called to a report of two men acting suspiciously at Warwick Services Northbound on the M40 at 00:40 BST on Thursday.

When officers arrived, the offenders drove at their vehicle in a cloned Renault HGV before they made off down the motorway.

The lorry was later found abandoned in the outside lane of the M40 and the offenders fled by running across the southbound carriageway, the force added.