Corby have-a-go-heroes helped police in 'knifeman' chase

"It's great to see the public supporting their local police"

By Kate Cronin
Thursday, 13th February 2020, 12:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 12:10 pm
Corporation Street, Corby.
Corporation Street, Corby.

Members of the public helped police officers catch a suspect after a chase through Corby town centre.

The 16-year-old boy was chased on foot from Corporation Street to Everest Lane at 4.40pm yesterday (Wednesday, February 12). He was wanted as suspect of for an assault that happened in the town centre at about 8pm on January 28.

He was spotted in Corporation Street and ran off towards Everest Lane after being approached by the police. They eventually caught up with him near the steps in New Post Office Square where a knife dropped from his clothing.

While the police officer was trying to arrest the boy, members of the public stepped-in to secure the knife from the footway.

The officer said today: "It seems like a small thing but when you're trying to arrest someone whose friends are watching on, its reassuring."

Corby Police later said on social media: "If you're a parent please explain the risks and potential consequences of carrying a knife to your children and make sure all of your knives are accounted for.

"It's great to see the public supporting their local police. Thank you."

The boy has been released pending investigation.