How many cops does it take to batter down a front door?

The answer - just two. However, it does take the determined duo an exhausting two-and-a-half minutes to finally breach its stout defence.

They take it in turns with a manual battering ram - dubbed the Big Red Key - and after just a few hits the Cleveland Police officers' strength can be seen fading.

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Undeterred by the high security uPVC door they gamely press on and finally smash it in after an amazing 48 hits.

The raid was one of a number on seven addresses across Thornaby as part of a major crime clampdown.