Whilst on routine patrol on Tuesday 13th June 2023, officers from Wyre’s Neighbourhood Policing Team and Taskforce were flagged down by a passing motorist who pointed out a male having just stolen a push bike from a nearby garden.
The officers located the male, but he managed to evade them by heading onto the Mount.
As he exited the Mount onto the Promenade, officers were joined by other members of the public who directed them and joined in the foot pursuit. The male was subsequently detained and arrested nearby.
Sergeant Andy Hill said: “We would like to thank the members of the public involved in this incident who gave updates of the male’s location and who assisted officers.
“Without the publics support, the male may well have gone undetected.”
Grant Sandiford, 37, of Bold Street Fleetwood, has been charged with theft of a pedal cycle, possession of class A drugs, assault, criminal damage and assault of police. Sandiford was remanded in custody to appear before Blackpool Magistrates Court.
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