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Cambridge police officer arrests burglary suspect while out jogging




A Cambridge police officer proved he is ‘never off duty’ when he arrested a suspect while out for a run.

Superintendent Jon Hutchinson was jogging along De Freville Avenue when he recognised a man he had seen on a police database and knew to be a burglary suspect from Liverpool.

After a stop and search of the 44-year-old man, he was arrested.

Supt Hutchinson said: “This is the second time I have caught a suspect while out jogging, it’s becoming a bit of a habit.

“I’m just glad to be able to do my bit in helping my officers tackle crime in Cambridge.”

And it's not just Supt Hutchinson who has been arresting people while on a run.

Three more arrests were made this week thanks to the vigilance of an off duty officer out for a jog.

PC Dan Scott was jogging around green spaces in Cambourne on Wednesday (May 15) when he spotted three men he suspected were dealing drugs.

He contacted colleagues from the Southern Impact Team, who travelled from Cambourne to make the arrests.

In the meantime, PC Scott jogged round the park for more than an hour while he observed the suspects and reported back to the team.

Two of the men were arrested on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug and the third was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in supplying class A drugs. The three suspects remain in custody at Parkside Police Station.

PC Scott said: “I hadn’t planned to run quite as far as I ended up going but it was worth it to see these suspects successfully arrested.”



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