An unmarked police car was rammed by three men in a white citroen van when it tried to stop them in Cherry Close, Brixton on October 24.
The van was then chased by a marked police car, which it also rammed, before the three occupants fled the vehicle in St Saviours Road.
The details of the van’s occupants were circulated, including one particularly distinctive description of a grey haired man seen carrying a three-legged black dog.
An hour later officers in Leigham Court Road spotted a man with the black dog, they pulled over the car and arrested the three men inside for for a variety of offences including GBH, failing to stop, possession of a bladed article and driving offences. They were taken into custody at a south London police station.
Borough Commander for Lambeth, Chief Superintendent Matt Bell, said he was “immensely proud” of his officers: “I am thankful that the reckless actions of these people has not resulted in any serious injuries to my officers, but this incident once again demonstrates the dangerous work that police officers carry out on a daily basis.
“This series of events demonstrates the best qualities of Lambeth officers.”