NATIONAL NEWS: Dramatic footage of have-a-go-hero bringing down yob with perfect rugby

This is the moment a 20-stone have-a-go-hero caught a yob who was being chased by five police officers '“ by performing a perfect rugby tackle in the street.

Tuesday, 1st November 2016, 9:35 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:32 pm
Have-a-go-hero Louis Cartlidge caught a yob who was being chased by five police officers by performing a perfect rugby tackle in the street.

Dramatic footage shows the thug trying to evade cops when he is brought to justice by man-mountain Louis Cartlidge.

Louis, 22, smashes the thug onto the ground and pins him down while onlookers scream “wow” and cheer before officers arrest him at 12.50am on Sunday.

Have-a-go-hero Louis Cartlidge caught a yob who was being chased by five police officers by performing a perfect rugby tackle in the street.

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The clip of Louis’ heroics were posted on Facebook and within 24 hours went viral with more than 50,000 people sharing and viewing the tackle.

Prop forward Louis said he just “reacted naturally” after seeing the man smash two revellers in the head with a bottle in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

Have-a-go-hero Louis Cartlidge caught a yob who was being chased by five police officers by performing a perfect rugby tackle in the street.