Bike thief caught by off-duty officer after public chase

A bicycle thief was caught in Diss by an off duty Bury St Edmunds police officer. Picture: ANTONY K

A bicycle thief was caught in Diss by an off duty Bury St Edmunds police officer. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

An off-duty officer was helped by members of the public to arrest a thief.

The incident happened on Saturday in Diss after a man stole a bike. He was chased by the owner, who was helped by members of the public before being arrested by an off-duty Bury St Edmunds officer.

A tweet by South Norfolk Police said there was 'great support' from the community.