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.
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.
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.”