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Tour de force for policeman after suspect’s bike blunder

A man was arrested after his own bike was used in a police pursuit.

A slow-witted crime suspect who abandoned his pushbike was arrested after a police officer used it to chase him down.

The unnamed officer was praised by colleagues on Twitter after a West Midlands Police response team posted a video of the arrest in Birmingham.

The Birmingham East Response team’s account said the man, believed to have damaged a shop front, made off on foot after seeing a police car.

Chief Superintedent Chris Todd, director of intelligence at West Midlands Police, messaged the response unit to compliment them on “great work”.

“Everyone’s got the #TourdeFrance2018 bug!” he tweeted.

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