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.
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.
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.