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Police officer borrowed cycle to catch young suspect
A POLICE officer borrowed the bike of a York cyclist to catch a suspected criminal.
Officers were called to a report of antisocial behaviour near Rawdon Avenue, Tang Hall, at just before 4pm on Monday.
When they arrived at Tang Hall Lane, one of the suspects, an 11-year-old boy, ran off in the opposite direction.
Sergeant Andy Godfrey jumped out of the police van and went after him, and the boy ran on to the cycle path under the bridge at Tang Hall Lane.
Sgt Godfrey chased him, and seeing two schoolboys with their bikes on the bridge, borrowed one to follow the suspect.
Sgt Andy Godfrey, of York police, said: “I would like to thank the boy who lent me his bike as he really helped me out.
“I did manage to say a quick thank- you when I returned his bike to him, but I would really like him to come forward, so I can thank him properly.”
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “When he realised Sgt Godfrey was making ground quickly, the boy stopped and was arrested in connection with the incident and for being in breach of his bail conditions.”
The boy has since been released on police bail as inquiries into the incident continue.
If you are the boy who lent Sgt Godfrey his bike, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org