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Suspect caught after officer chases him with own bike

A successful escape was not on the cards for blundering crook.

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Date - 31st July 2018
By - Press Association

A slow-witted crime suspect who abandoned his pushbike was arrested after a police officer used it to chase him down.

The unnamed officer was praised by colleagues on Twitter after a West Midlands Police response team posted a video of the arrest in Birmingham.

The Birmingham East Response team's account said the man, believed to have damaged a shop front, made off on foot after seeing a police car.

Chief Superintedent Chris Todd, director of intelligence at West Midlands Police, messaged the response unit to compliment them on "great work."

"Everyone's got the #TourdeFrance2018 bug!" he tweeted.

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