Police grab ice cream to ‘cool down’ after chasing drunk man on foot though town
PUBLISHED: 11:17 12 August 2020 | UPDATED: 11:17 12 August 2020
Police officers enjoyed a well-deserved ice cream break after chasing a drunk man – on foot – through a Fenland town centre.
Officers arrested the man, for being drunk and disorderly in a public place, as part of their foot patrols, adding 10 miles to their Blue Light Race score.
After the “short but very warm” pursuit, the two officers shared a photo on social media of them enjoying a sweet treat to cool down.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “Neighbourhood officers have today added another 10 miles to our Blue Light Race police total.
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“Foot patrol has been conducted in town centre areas including the town park where we were lucky enough to grab an ice cream to cool down!
“After a short, but very warm, foot pursuit through the town, one adult male was arrested for being found drunk and disorderly in a public place.
“We will be continuing our patrols of public spaces and will take positive action against anyone found committing anti-social behaviour.”
Shortly after, also in Wisbech, another team arrested a wanted man after he went “garden hopping” in a bid to get away.
The spokesman added: “Wanted male, you can run but you can’t hide from Fenland B relief in Wisbech.
“Wanted male spotted by Fenland / Peterborough CCTV. One in custody after he went garden hopping.”
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