Police praised for their 'quick-thinking' which led to the arrest of a wanted suspect

Police officers have been praised for their "quick-thinking" which led to the finding of a wanted suspect in North Tyneside. Photo: Northumbria Police.Police officers have been praised for their "quick-thinking" which led to the finding of a wanted suspect in North Tyneside. Photo: Northumbria Police.
Police officers have been praised for their "quick-thinking" which led to the finding of a wanted suspect in North Tyneside. Photo: Northumbria Police.
"Quick-thinking" police officers praised for the arrest of a wanted suspect.

A wanted suspect has been arrested and a man charged following the actions of "quick-thinking" police officers in North Tyneside.

At around 10.45am on Sunday, February 4, police spotted a suspicious vehicle which eventually parked up on Bridge Road South, in Meadow Well.

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The male driver and female passenger left the car and were walking towards Clifton Gardens when they were stopped and questioned by officers.

It soon emerged that the woman was wanted in connection with an assault and she was also arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of Class A drugs.

Police officers have been praised for their "quick-thinking" which led to the finding of a wanted suspect in North Tyneside. Photo: Northumbria Police.Police officers have been praised for their "quick-thinking" which led to the finding of a wanted suspect in North Tyneside. Photo: Northumbria Police.
Police officers have been praised for their "quick-thinking" which led to the finding of a wanted suspect in North Tyneside. Photo: Northumbria Police.

Officers also detained the man on the same grounds and he was subsequently charged with driving without a licence, driving whilst unfit, failing to provide a specimen for analysis, and possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been released on bail and will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court later this month.

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The woman was also released on bail pending further inquiries.

Sergeant Louise Brownlee, of Northumbria Police, has praised the officers for their work which led to the finding of a wanted suspect.

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She said: “This was a fantastic example of proactive policing from our officers on the frontline who followed up on their suspicions.

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“As a result, we were able to locate a wanted suspect as well as charge an individual with a number of offences.

“We will always do all that we can to identify those causing harm in our communities, and to prevent further criminality from taking place.

“No matter how small or insignificant your concerns may seem, we would urge everyone to help us to help you by reporting this information with as much detail as possible at the earliest stage.”