A journalist has helped police officers apprehend a fleeing suspect in Swindon this evening.
Daniel Jae Webb, founder of Wiltshire 999s, came across the incident while riding his bicycle on Great Western Way – near Swindon College – at just after 5pm on Sunday 2 September.
A number of police officers, including a dog handler from Tri-force, were in pursuit of the male assault suspect who’d allegedly attacked a woman outside TK Maxx.
Noticing that the officers were being out-run by the man, Daniel joined in the chase and detained the suspect after following him into an alleyway behind Beatrice Street.
A short time later, the police dog handler armed with a taser took over and arrested the man before being joined by six other police officers who were involved in the pursuit.
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “At approximately 5pm we were called to an incident near to TK Maxx, Swindon, involving a man and a woman. Officers attended the scene and a man matching the description given was located nearby.
“A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of [Actual Bodily Harm] and possession of class A drugs. He remains in Gablecross custody.”
The condition of the victim is unknown.
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