Police pursuit leads to Stevenage street arrest

PUBLISHED: 07:01 09 January 2018

A police pursuit resulted in a 40-year-old man being arrested for going equipped to steal after he was allegedly seen acting suspiciously around vehicles in Stevenage on Saturday. Picture: Casey Gutteridge

A police pursuit resulted in a 40-year-old man being arrested for going equipped to steal after he was allegedly seen acting suspiciously around vehicles in Stevenage on Saturday. Picture: Casey Gutteridge

Archant

A police pursuit resulted in a 40-year-old man being arrested for going equipped to steal after he was allegedly seen acting suspiciously around vehicles in Stevenage on Saturday.

Police approached a man in the Fairlands Way/Popple Way area of the town just after 3pm. The man made off on foot and a pursuit ensued, with several police cars and a police van called to the scene.

Officers eventually detained the man and he was arrested for going equipped, after a screwdriver was found on his person.

He then allegedly verbally abused several officers, before he was further arrested for a Section 5 public order offence – use of threatening words and behaviour – and taken into custody.

The man, who lives in Stevenage, has been charged with a Section 5 public order offence and released on bail.

Anyone with information can call Herts police on 101.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the The Comet

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists