A PCSO has been praised after his ‘outside the box’ thinking led to the arrest of a second suspected criminal.
Last month PCSO Mohammad Farooqi, 24, stopped the bus he was travelling on when he spotted a man wanted for criminal damage. He recognised him because he was known for his persistent spitting.
PCSO Farooqi jumped into the passenger seat of the Yorkshire Water vehicle and the pair joined in the pursuit and captured the man, who has been charged.
A spokesman for the Great Horton Neighbourhood Policing Team called the pair an “unlikely crime-fighting duo”.