Off-duty police officers rush to the aid of their colleague in Stratford - The Stratford Observer

Off-duty police officers rush to the aid of their colleague in Stratford

Stratford Editorial 2nd May, 2024 Updated: 2nd May, 2024   0

TWO off-duty police officers rushed to the aid of a colleague after he was pushed to the ground while arresting a suspect in Stratford.

The officers were having dinner at a nearby restaurant when they noticed their colleague was in trouble. He had fallen to the ground after a man resisted arrest in Wood Street at just before 9pm on April 30.

The off-duty officers abandoned their meal and help apprehend the suspect who was being arrested for assault, as well as theft from a shop a few days earlier.

John Forrester, 41, of Ward Avenue, Alcester has been charged with resisting a constable in execution of duty, theft from a shop and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.

The theft from a shop charge relates to the theft of seven chair cushions from the outdoor area of a cafe in Greenhill Street.

Mr Forrester is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court on May 17.


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