Offbeat: Video - dramatic 144mph police chase to be named ‘pursuit of the year’

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The dramatic moment a police force chased a drug dealer as he threw £200,000 of heroin from his car has beaten a 144mph motorway dash to be named pursuit of the year.

West Midlands Police say the shocking dash-cam footage of their 12-mile chase along the M6 was its ultimate pursuit.

The dramatic moment a police force chased a drug dealer as he threw �200,000 of heroin from his car has beaten a 144mph motorway dash to be named pursuit of the year. Picture: SWNS

The dramatic moment a police force chased a drug dealer as he threw �200,000 of heroin from his car has beaten a 144mph motorway dash to be named pursuit of the year. Picture: SWNS

It ended when officers boxed in the grey Mazda 6 on the motorway and manoeuvre it off the carriageway for the safety of other road users.

The 31-year-old driver Paul Duckworth led three police cars and a helicopter on the dangerous chase, which lasted 30 minutes, before being halted at junction 11a of the M6 near Cannock, Staffs.

At one point his passenger Mohamed Kabbar, 25, can clearly be seen throwing two large drug packages out of a window and onto the hard shoulder.