Northamptonshire Man Races With Knife At Police During ‘Routine’ Call, Jailed for 3.5 Years

A police body camera caught the horror which unfolded when PC Alex Prentice and PC Debbie Wishart were called to a disturbance in Corby, Northamptonshire.

The officers threatened Lee Vickers, 37, with pepper spray and told him to drop the knife – but instead he raced towards them.

Vickers swung at PC Prentice and hit his stab vest – three inches below his neck.

Prentice told the BBC’s Crimewatch on Tuesday: “It’s not the first time we have had to deal with an incident like this, but it is the first time I have been hit on the stab vest.

At one point chilling Vickers tells the cops: “Me and you now.”

Seconds later, Vickers turns his back which gives Prentice a chance to disarm him – and the arrest was made.

Read more and watch the video on Daily Star tabloid-like website.


Ed – clear example of the need for more tasers

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