A police officer from Hedge End borrowed a child’s bike to pursue a ‘wanted person’ in Eastleigh.

On Sunday night, PC Hamza borrowed a pedal bike from a teenager, allowing him to pursue a suspect and provide updates on their whereabouts, in an area inaccessible to vehicles.

In a social media post by Hedge End Police, a spokesperson said that on Sunday evening, PC Hamza from the Hedge End district policing team 'sighted a wanted person in Eastleigh'.

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“The wanted person was on a bike and made off from PC Hamza," they said.

They added: “PC Hamza borrowed a bike from a local helpful teenager that was in the right place at the right time!

“The bike allowed PC Hamza to give updates on the whereabouts of the wanted person and to conduct area searches in an area where vehicles could not access.

“Thank you to Reece who allowed PC Hamza to borrow his bike.”