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Praise for mystery motorist who helped make Stourport arrest
8:56am Tuesday 5th February 2013 in Local
A MYSTERY driver stopped to help police arrest a man in Stourport but then drove away before they could thank him.
The incident happened on Sunday in Dunley Road at about 12.20pm when PCs Tom Masters and James Robinson were arresting a man in connection with a domestic related incident which had happened a few minutes earlier.
The suspect, a man in his 20s, sprinted away from the officers who began to chase him along the road towards the river bridge.
A man driving past in a silver car saw what was happening, stopped further up the road and got out to tackle the suspect long enough for the officers to catch up and restrain him.
PC Robinson said: “While we were handcuffing the suspect the man who had stopped him simply said ‘there you go officers’, got back into his car and drove off across the bridge towards the high street.
“He appeared to be in his 50s and there was a woman in the front passenger seat but we didn’t even get a chance to ask his name. We would like him to contact us so we could thank him properly for helping us.
“It takes a lot of bravery to do something like that. If it was not for this guy’s actions I don’t think we would have been able to catch up with the suspect as he had a bit of a head start on us and was running very fast.
“It’s rare in our experience for members of the public to get involved in such situations and while we do not generally encourage people to put themselves at risk of harm we are very grateful to this man for showing such public spirit.”
The man who was arrested was subsequently released after being issued with a caution.
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