Video: Bicycle cop’s dramatic chase of bike thief recorded on GoPro…

Posted on: September 11th, 2018

The dramatic footage was released after the man involved was arrested again for stealing other bikes and jailed.


Video: Serial bike thief caught red-handed after bike chase


A police officer patrolling on a bicycle has recorded his high speed pursuit of a bike thief on his body-worn camera.

The footage, below, has now been released by Derbyshire Constabulary not that the court case arising from the incident has concluded.

A statement from the police force said the man in question had been stealing bikes in the area when he was stopped and tried to flee on a bike.

The officer quickly went after him and caught him after quite a lengthy chase when he was able to climb and incline quicker than the man trying to escape.

“We have released dramatic footage of the moment a Derby man was chased and arrested for going equipped to steal bikes from Pride Park,” Derbyshire Constabulary said.

“The man, 37-year-old Scott Liddle of no fixed abode, was disturbed by one of our (officers) near to the bike shelter at the rear of the train station.”



The statement continued: “PC Jim Sadler was on crime prevention patrols on his pedal cycle on the afternoon of Thursday, August 23rd, when he came across Mr Liddle on a bike acting suspiciously.

“When he stopped to talk to him, Mr Liddle cycled off but not before handing over his back-pack to Jim.

“The subsequent chase through the cycle lanes towards the city centre was caught on PC Sadler’s body worn video.

“Jim was able to give a commentary to his colleagues and shortly after, Mr Liddle was arrested. The bag he handed over to Jim was found to contain bolt-croppers.

“On Saturday, August 25th, Scott Liddle… pleaded guilty to going equipped for theft and the theft of a pedal cycle… earlier that week. He was given a suspended 18-week prison sentence.

“In a further development, Mr Liddle has been arrested again this week for further thefts of bikes in the city.

“And yesterday, Wednesday, September 5th, magistrates at the same court jailed him for 36 weeks.

“He was also issued with a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order to keep him away from certain parts of Derby City.”

The statement added the force would publish details of the order closer to Liddle’s release date.