Man described as one of Solihull's most wanted suspects charged with police officer assault - The Solihull Observer

Man described as one of Solihull's most wanted suspects charged with police officer assault

Solihull Editorial 1st Nov, 2018   0

A MAN described as one of Solihull’s most wanted suspects has been charged with assaulting a police officer.

James Eagers, aged 23, of Tamar Drive, Solihull, has been bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on December 4.

The Solihull Police Partnerships account tweeted about the arrest on Tuesday after stumbling onto the suspect while on patrol.

It said: “During offender management visits yesterday in Landrail Walk, Chelmsley Wood, officers arrested one of Solihull’s most wanted suspects.

“He was seen on an a motorbike that is believed to be stolen. On seeing officers he dumped the bike and was detained after a foot chase.”

The arrest was then praised by chief superintendent of Solihull Police Lee Wharmby.

He tweeted: “A noteworthy arrest of an offender who assaulted one of our PCSO’s a few weeks ago. Thank you team #nohidingplace #OperationIntercept.”

The safety of police officers and their treatment by the public has gained significant attention recently after a spate of attacks in the region.

Describing Operation Intercept, the force tweeted: “We’re out across the borough delivering visible and covert policing.

“We’re targeting offenders, tackling those using the roads to commit crime and speaking to the public to gather intelligence.

“The operation is quick moving and uses a variety of tactics. Some great results so far.”

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