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CCTV captures police using van door to stop thief

Police in west London used the 'long arm of the door' to stop a thief attempting to escape on a bicycle.

CCTV footage shows Jake Nedd riding up to a car in Fulham and loading up his bike with items. He attempted to ride away as a police van drove after him.

As police drove beside the thief one officer opened his car door onto Nedd, knocking him to the floor.

The 31-year-old, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 28 weeks in prison at Westminster Magistrates' Court in June.

  • 11 Jul 2017