This is the shocking moment a Stockport man throws a bag with a loaded sawn-off shotgun from his car in a police chase near the Trafford Centre.

Police spotted Daniel Murdoch, 41 years old, driving a white VW Golf suspiciously in the Eccles area, Salford, on Sunday May 9, and passing a red light at Liverpool Road. 

Officers pulled Murdoch over and he was seen to be intoxicated. He then accelerated to reach speeds of 80 mph in a 30-mph zone.

Daniel Murdoch (pictured), 41, was spotted by police in the Eccles area of Salford on the afternoon of Sunday 9 May driving a white VW Golf suspiciously and going through a red light on Liverpool Road

Police spotted Daniel Murdoch (pictured), 41 driving a white VW golf suspiciously in the Eccles district of Salford and passing a red light at Liverpool Road.

When Murdoch was pulled over by officers he appeared intoxicated before he accelerated off reaching speeds of 80mph in a 30mph zone

Officers pulled Murdoch aside because he seemed intoxicated. Murdoch then accelerated at speeds of 80mph in 30 mph zone.

The dramatic footage shows Murdoch being chased by police along a bus lane towards Trafford Centre when an officer spots a bag being thrown out of the VW onto the roundabout. 

It later transpired that this black bag contained a loaded sawn-off shotgun and cartridges.

Murdoch drives between vehicles and crosses footpaths to reach a nearby station.

The dramatic footage shows police pursue Murdoch in a bus lane towards the Trafford Centre, when an officer notices a bag being thrown from the VW onto the roundabout

The dramatic footage shows Murdoch being chased by police along a bus lane towards Trafford Centre. A cop notices a bag being thrown out of the VW onto the roundabout.

It later transpired that this black bag contained a loaded sawn-off shotgun and cartridges

Later it was discovered that the bag contained a loaded sawnoff shotgun as well as cartridges.

After driving between vehicles and over footpaths, Murdoch reaches a nearby petrol station

Murdoch drives between vehicles and crosses footpaths to reach a nearby petrol station.

He abandons the vehicle at the garage forecourt and runs off wearing orange trousers. A member of the public chases him.

A nearby police officer then tasers Murdoch, before another officer helps pin him down.

He was accused of firearms offenses.

He abandons his vehicle in the garage forecourt and runs away wearing orange trousers while being chased by a member of the public

He abandons the vehicle at the garage forecourt and runs off wearing orange trousers, while being chased down by a member.

A police officer nearby then tasers Murdoch before another helps pin him down

A nearby police officer then tasers Murdoch in an attempt to pin him down

Yesterday Murdoch was sentenced to six-and-a half years imprisonment by Manchester Crown Court and disqualified for driving for six years, three months.

He admitted to possessing prohibited ammunition, possessing prohibited firearms, dangerous driving, and having a loaded shotgun in public places.  

The verdict was reached after a five month investigation by detectives from CID as well as officers from GMP’s Challenger, which focused on serious and organised crime in Trafford.

Yesterday, Murdoch was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to six years and six months in jail and disqualified from driving for six years and three months

Yesterday Murdoch was sentenced by Manchester Crown Court to six-years and six months imprisonment and disqualified from driving for six and a half years and three months

He admitted to possessing ammunition whilst prohibited, possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a loaded shotgun in a public place, and dangerous driving

He admitted to possessing prohibited ammunition, possessing prohibited firearms, dangerous driving, and having a loaded shotgun in public places.

The subsequent searches were conducted at addresses Murdoch had falsely given while he was being held, before detectives’ inquiries located his fix abode on Gorton Road, in the North Reddish section of Stockport, on Tuesday May 11.

A sawn-off shotgun – marked with the words ‘f*** the police’ – was located and seized in evidence before being found to have Murdoch’s DNA on the trigger.

Interviewed, Murdoch initially admitted to having the weapons, but said he was forced to keep them because of a large drug debt he had accumulated.

Subsequent searches were carried out at addresses falsely given by Murdoch while he was in custody, before detectives' enquiries located his fixed abode on Gorton Road in the North Reddish area of Stockport on the evening of Tuesday May 11

Following searches were performed at addresses Murdoch falsely gave while he held custody, before detectives’ inquiries located his fixed abode in Gorton Road in Stockport’s North Reddish region on Tuesday May 11th.

A sawn-off shotgun - marked with the words 'f**k the police' - was located and seized in evidence before being found to have Murdoch's DNA on the trigger

A sawn-off shotgun – marked with the words ‘f**k the police’ – was located and seized in evidence before being found to have Murdoch’s DNA on the trigger

He continued to refuse to answer further questions from detectives, before he finally pleaded guilty in court. 

Detective Constable David Jarvis from GMP Trafford’s Challenger Team said that Murdoch’s erratic behavior behind the wheel that afternoon caused havoc to those around the Trafford Center and beyond. But it could have been worse if a man with recklessness as him was in possession a loaded firearm.

“Our priority was to always do our best to keep people safe. And all those involved in this incident did everything they could to prevent any serious escalated in what could have been volatile situations.

“The quick-thinking of our officers ensured that no one was hurt, and the tireless work by detectives thereafter has taken two deadly weapons from the streets and placed a dangerous man behind bars.