An officer was threatened with a screwdriver whilst carrying out a planned arrest today (Wednesday 4th April) in Condover Road, West Heath.
Officers called for back up when the offender who was wanted for theft, made off. PC Lee Howard from Longbridge Police Team gave chase on foot through gardens, including a nursing home.
The determined PC scaled garden fences to get his man, despite the offender’s threats with a screwdriver.
Following a struggle, brave PC Howard wrestled the wanted man to the ground and detained him until backup arrived.
One of my team has escaped serious injury following the arrest of a Wanted Offender for theft! PC Howard showed great determination to detain a nasty individual despite his best effort to escape…well done Lee! Thanks to @BSresponse @firearmsWMP @WMPolice @OFFICIALWMAS #SgtT pic.twitter.com/U6fvB8K4iG
— LongbridgePolice NHT (@LongbridgeWMP) April 4, 2018