Police hunt for woman driver ... to send her flowers

editorial image

Police are trying to find a woman involved in an arrest - to send her a big bunch of flowers.

A plain clothes officer pursuing a man wanted for questioning in connection with a burglary in Crawley this morning (June 9) flagged down a woman and asked for help in catching up with the man whose car was spotted in Robin Dene, Brighton. The man had run off.

The officer, who has not been identified, said: “Thankfully, the lady, who had dark hair and was driving a white convertible, was very public-spirited and in no time at all we had caught up with the suspect and I managed to arrest him. The lift meant that I had fresh legs and he didn’t!

“Unfortunately, while I was busy with him, the lady drove off and I didn’t get the chance to thank her. If she gets in touch, I’m going to make sure she gets a big bunch of flowers with my thanks.”

Police are asking the woman to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting serial 444 of 09/06.

A 20-year-old man from Brighton was arrested in East Brighton Park at 12.25pm on suspicion of receiving stolen goods, going equipped for theft and burglary, the latter in connection with the burglary of a house in Teesdale, Crawley, between 9.30pm on Wednesday and 6.30am on Thursday.