Off-duty police officer wrestles with would-be car thief
AN OFF-duty police officer wrestled with a man after he found his car being broken into.
Police were called to the address in Saltash at around 3.05am yesterday after a woman said her husband was attempting to detain a man who was suspected of breaking into the family car.
On arrival the off-duty officer was found to be suffering a large lump to his forehead, as well as cuts and bumps to his face.
The man was handed over to the on-duty officers and he was later taken to Charles Cross police station.
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Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number BS/12/879.
A 23-year-old man from Saltash has been arrested on suspicion of attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
He remains in custody at the time of The Herald going to press.