Police put brakes on wanted man spotted 'zooming along' on bike in Ashfield

Ashfield police helped put the brakes on the activities of a wanted man who had failed to appear in court.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 11:39 am

Two plain clothes officers had been patrolling in the Sutton area on Wednesday when they a saw cyclist on Outram Street.

It turned out to be a man wanted under the force’s Operation Reacher initiative and who had failed to appear at court.

After following him home, the officers were able to make a quick arrest.

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Writing on Ashfield North Police’ Facebook page, a spokesman said: “Sergeant PP and JB from the Reacher team have been out in plain clothes today and they couldn't believe their luck earlier when they spotted a cyclist zooming along Outram Street.

“They quickly realised the cyclist was wanted for failing to appear at court . . . doh!! Mr Cyclist was scooped up soon after when officers went ahead and waited for him at his front door. Easy-peasy. One in custody.”