Derby PCSO chases down bike thief

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Derby PCSO chases down bike thief

Post by falkor » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:19 pm

Police in Derbyshire have released dramatic footage of a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) setting off in pursuit of a man who had been planning to steal a bike from a shelter at the train station at Pride Park.

PCSO Jim Sadler of the Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Team was on a bike patrol on the afternoon of Thursday 23 August when he spotted 37-year-old Scott Liddle acting suspiciously.When the officer stopped to challenge him, Liddle handed him his backpack – later found to contain a pair of bolt croppers – and rode off.

The PCSO chased after he as he headed along bike paths towards the city centre, and radioed colleagues for assistance and kept them informed of the pursuit. He made the catch just as colleagues appeared on foot from the opposite direction, who handcuffed Liddle.