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12May94 UK: PC CHASES RUNAWAY SCRAPER - WIMMPEY SITE BROKEN INTO.

A policeman chased a runaway 60 tonne earthmover for more than a mile after two boys broke into a Wimpey site and started up the monster machine.PC Jeff Manners caught up with the driverless scraper and managed to stop it just yards from a main road and an electricity pylon.The super-fit officer hauled himself into the cab by a trailing ladder and drove the scraper around in circles until he could switch off the engine.Police were called to Wimpey's Brockworth bypass site near Gloucester ...

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