VIDEO: Footage released of police officer slipping on ice during Peak District patrol

A video of a police officer slipping on ice in the Peak District has been released by his force.

The officer, patrolling the Peak District in an armed response vehicle, went to check on a car abandoned in the snow when he was captured on the car's video recording system slipping and falling to the ground.

A police officer was captured slipping on ice in the Peak District

A police officer was captured slipping on ice in the Peak District

Derbyshire Police posted the footage on Twitter and it has been viewed and shared thousands of times.

A force spokesman said: "This footage from our armed response vehicle video system highlights the dangers officers can face on a daily basis.

"The crew came across this abandoned vehicle on an isolated Peak District road after heavy snowfall and went to check. Thankfully there were no lasting injuries."