Sharp pair spot suspect

by Lorraine King Friday the 13th was an exceptionally unlucky day for one schoolboy, thanks to a pair of eagle-eyed PSCOs. PCSO Mark Jackson and PCSO Linda Marie Brown, right, from Brent s Safer Transport Team gave chase after they spotti

by Lorraine King

Friday the 13th was an exceptionally unlucky day for one schoolboy, thanks to a pair of eagle-eyed PSCOs.

PCSO Mark Jackson and PCSO Linda Marie Brown, right, from Brent's Safer Transport Team gave chase after they spotting a group acting suspiciously in an alleyway off Willesden High Road.

After apprehending the 12-year-old they discovered he was wanted by Acton Police in connection with robberies in and around Park Royal Tube station.

The schoolboy from Barnet was arrested and has since been bailed until next month by Ealing CID.

Praising the pair, PS Chris Simpkins from Brent's Safer Transport Team said: "This was an excellent piece of work by the two officers.

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"They provided radio commentary to guide other officers to the vicinity, detained the male while awaiting police assistance and played a major role in detaining an active robbery suspect."

lorraine.king@archant.co.uk