Brighton stabbing suspect arrested after police chase – on a bicycle

Posted On 03 Jun 2018 at 11:55 am

A man who was wanted in connection with a stabbing in Brighton was arrested after a police community support officer (PCSO) recognised and followed him on her bike.

The PCSO from the Brighton prevention team was out patrolling on a bike at The Level in Brighton last Sunday (27 May) when she started talking to a man.

She then recognised him as being wanted for assault causing grievous bodily harm after another man was stabbed two days before in Islingword Road.

The suspect then realised the PCSO had recognised him and walked off – and then started running.

She kept up with him on her bike and gave a running commentary for police units to respond and assist.

After 10 minutes of following him, response officers arrived and he was arrested.

Sergeant Chris Durrant said: “The PCSO was really determined not to lose sight of him and kept up on her bike while giving clear directions for our response officers to locate and arrest him.

“This was really good work by a member of our prevention team.”

A 20-year-old man from Saltdean was detained on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, assault, possession of cannabis and breaking his bail conditions.

He has been released under investigation.

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