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PD Reno hunts down suspect who escaped from officer in Top Valley

A suspect who ran from police and assaulted an officer was hunted down by a police dog and arrested.

Officers spotted a motorcycle travelling along pavements through Top Valley, at around 12.20pm on Tuesday (12 July).

The suspect was detained by an officer in Swindon Walk, Top Valley, but fled the scene on foot after assaulting him.

He proved no match for Police Dog Reno, however, who soon chased him down.

A quantity of class A drugs were also found at the scene.

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A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motorbike, dangerous driving, failing to stop, possession with intent to supply class A, possession of a bladed article, money laundering and police assault.

He has since been bailed with conditions while enquiries continue.

Sergeant Katie Taylor, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was some great work by the responding officers who refused to give up after a suspect ran from them.

“Thankfully the officer was not seriously injured but as we repeat time and time again, no police officer or emergency service worker should have to suffer any abuse or injuries when they are simply going about their job.

“Our officers are always out patrolling and even though sometimes you may not see us, we are there and ready to jump in when we spot a crime being committed and to protect the public.

“Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing so I would ask anyone who has any information or CCTV footage to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 305 of 12 July 2022, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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