Brighton police attacker wrestled to ground by teenager

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Media captionA teenager wrestled a man to the ground who assaulted two police officers and tried to escape.

A teenager who wrestled a man to the ground after he assaulted two police officers has been recognised for his bravery.

Kiya Ingham, 16, from Sussex, saw the man push over PCs Lynsey Burkinshaw and Johanna Clarke after they had put him in a police car.

Kiya was walking in Lewes Road in Brighton on 10 June when he chased the suspect, who threatened and abused him.

He was presented with an award at an Sussex Police event.

Bradley Hughes, 31, from Pelham Place in Seaford was restrained by the two officers, with Kiya's help.

He has since pleaded guilty to two counts of assaulting a police officer, Sussex Police said.

Kiya said: "He looked aggressive, he looked like he knew where he was going to go.

"As I tackled him I was getting scared a little bit."

He said he now wanted to pursue a career in the police.

Image caption Kiya said he wanted to go to college and university before joining the police

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