VIDEO: Cycling journalist chases and detains suspect
Journalist Daniel Webb decided to take the law into his own hands, as he spotted a suspect out-running 4 police officers in the UK. The footage was captured by a GoPro, which was attached to his bicycle.
A journalist was on his bicycle when he spotted police chasing a suspect of an alleged assault in Swindon, Wiltshire. Filming with a GoPro camera, Daniel Webb was initially chasing a story for his company Wiltshire 999s. Noticing that police were struggling to catch the suspect, he decided to help the officers.
“When I saw four police officers chasing a man down the road, I started to follow the foot pursuit with my journalist hat on. But when I noticed officers were being out-run by the suspect, I couldn’t just sit by and watch.
“I was riding my bicycle at the time, so I sped down the road and caught up with the fleeing man. I managed to hold him until the first officer, a dog handler, arrived just moments later – taser at the ready.
“It’s definitely possible that the assault suspect may have got away if it wasn’t for my intervention, but that doesn’t make me a hero – I was simply doing my bit for the community I live and work in.
“I’ve had hundreds of messages from the public and from police officers, including high-ranking officers, up and down the country since I shared my story. It’s incredible, and I feel proud to have assisted my local police.”