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Traffic Cop: it is expected that we suffer some form of assault or abuse This was a callous, cowardly and deliberate act to cause serious harm

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I’m not sleeping, not eating and having flashbacks to the incident daily I have two children who would not have a father and that image of us hurtling towards the barrier will stay with me forever.

The officers believed they were going to die, after speaking about the being rammed off the road on a 66ft flyover.

Two police officers have spoken about the moment they believed they were dead. Just two hours into their shift they were rammed off the road on the highest point of the tees fly over and rushed to hospital after an attempt to kill them by the suspect they were chasing.

Describing the terrifying moment they were forced into the crash barrier of the A19 fly over, they believed that was it fearing they’d drop down a 66 ft drop below.

Police Constables Paul Faulkner and Anthony Cairns were chasing a Ford Focus which had been involved in a serious incident in which a woman was robbed of her handbag outside her home in Guisborough.

They released an impact statement which was read out at Teesside Croen Court PC Cairns statement read  “As a police officer I believe there is a public opinion that we are expected to take whatever is thrown at us, either verbal or physical abuse.

“We are in a position of authority and enforce the law, therefore it is expected that we suffer some form of assault or abuse.

“Starting work on the night in question I had no idea or expectation that I would within two hours of starting my shift end up in hospital.

“I go to work to prevent crime, arrest those who commit crime and to protect the public of Cleveland.

“I do not go to work to be assaulted or to be caused harm to myself or my colleagues.

“This was a callous, cowardly and deliberate act to cause serious harm to myself and my colleague.”

“Hurtling towards the barrier at 70mph at probably the highest point of the flyover, I thought I was going to die,”

“I have two children who would not have a father and that image of us hurtling towards the barrier will stay with me forever.”

He said he suffered “immense” physical pain and had to wear a neck brace for four weeks, but the mental scars “may never go away”.

“I’m not sleeping, not eating and having flashbacks to the incident daily, but it’s OK because I’m a police officer and it’s part of the job, isn’t it?

“I’m expected to suffer physical abuse because I wear the uniform. Only time will tell if I can fully recover from this.”

PC Paul Faulkner, the driver of the police car, said: “I have been a police officer for 14 years and would regard myself as a seasoned cop.

“I never expected this incident to have such a lasting effect on me.

“I am really shocked by the level of injury incurred and its effects on me physically and psychologically.”

PC Paul Faulkner, who is an experienced advanced police driver said: “I have been a police officer for 14 years and would regard myself as a seasoned cop.

“I never expected this incident to have such a lasting effect on me.

“I am really shocked by the level of injury incurred and its effects on me physically and psychologically.”

“The incident has left me feeling hyper-vigilant and wary of seeing young lads in cars and I still cannot face parking my car on my drive.

“I am an open-minded person and always try and see the best in people.

“I do not want what has happened to me to affect my perception of people but I can’t help feel the attack has tainted my view of people and I feel less trusting.

“I want the persons responsible for this to ask themselves how they would feel if the same thing happened to their mams.”

The offenders are now spending time behind bars after Smith, 28, of Fransham Road, Pallister Park , was jailed for nine years and seven months after admitting the robbery, attempted GBH with intent on the two officers, dangerous driving and other driving offences.

Carter, 26, of Linmoor Avenue, Pallister Park, was jailed for three-and-a-half years after he admitted the robbery alone.

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Cleveland Police have now confirmed missing schoolboy aged 12 has been found safe and well officers had launched an for missing Stockton 12-year-old who left with his school uniform and backpack.

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British and French jets have scrambled to the North Sea amid reports that Russian planes have entered the UK airspace.

The RAF Typhoon fighter jet is supporting Airbus Voyager plane deployed from Newcastle after 3pm today.

The French have also supported in the deployment supporting with a fighter jet.

In total four jets were seen over the North Sea on mapping.

The RAF has declined to comment on the situation describing it as an ongoing military operation.

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Found Safe and well Missing Rachel Turnbull last seen at North Tees Stockton

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We are pleased to report that Rachel has now been found safe and well, We would like to thank Cleveland Police for their efforts during this search.

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Police are urgently appealing to trace missing 27-year-old Rachel Turnbull, who was last seen in the area of the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton at around 4.25pm this afternoon, Wednesday 19th September.

Rachel is originally from Peterlee and may have travelled back towards there.

She is described as a white female, around 5ft 7” tall and was wearing mousey brown hair in pig tails, jeans and grey trainers. She has lime green nail varnish on her finger nails, and had with her a white handbag with large black patches on it.

Anyone who may have seen Rachel or may know of her whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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