Workman in ‘right place at right time’ helps cops make arrest near Sheffield park

A workman has been thanked by the police for helping officers make an arrest near to a Sheffield park.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 10:17 am

The man, who does not want to be named, said he was in the ‘right place at the right time’.

He jumped into action when he spotted officers chasing a man near to Mount Pleasant Park, Sharrow.

South Yorkshire Police said the Good Samaritan, who was working in the area at the time, leapt out of his van to help with the arrest last Wednesday.

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Mount Pleasant Park in Sheffield

The suspect was detained, arrested, charged and sentenced within days.

He had been wanted by officers from the Sheffield South West neighbourhood policing team in connection with a number of burglaries.

South Yorkshire Police said: “Last Wednesday, officers were pursuing a man wanted for multiple burglaries close to Mount Pleasant Park in Sheffield.

“As officers gave chase, an unknown member of the public stopped his van and leapt out to help them.

“Thanks to the Good Samaritan, this individual was detained, arrested, charged and sentenced – all within a few days.

“Officers didn’t manage to get his details but wanted to say thank you to him for his help.

“He was wearing a hi-vis jacket and we think he’s great.”

Responding to the force’s Facebook post thanking him for his efforts, the workman said: “No problem South Yorkshire Police. Happy to assist you getting this light fingered delinquent off the streets. I enjoyed the morning sprint.”

A number of other city residents have praised the man for his actions, with Irene Atkins describing him as a ‘credit to society’.