olice intercepted a Mercedes which failed to stop at a Heathrow checkpoint and seized a weapon and money from the car.
The car was stopped at simply before 12.30pm on Thursday with social media photographs exhibiting a police after it blocked off the car and compelled it to halt.
The ‘tactical stop’ was adopted by the arrest of the driving force and passenger on an entrance street to Terminal 2. One officer suffered a minor hand injury throughout the incident.
A police statement said: “At 12:26hrs on Thursday, 24 November, a vehicle failed to stop at a routine checkpoint at Terminal 2, Heathrow.
“Officers made a tactical stop of the vehicle and two male suspects were arrested for failing to stop and possession of an offensive weapon. A quantity of cash was seized from the vehicle. They were taken to and west London police station where they remain.
“During the stop an officer sustained an injury to his hand. He has been taken to hospital for treatment.” Anyone with information is requested to call police on 101 or to stay nameless Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.