Man bites police after being chased through people’s gardens

A man bit a police officer after he was pulled over on a suspected stolen motorbike.

Officers spotted a motorbike being driven erratically in Bootle yesterday. When they tried to stop the vehicle the driver made off on foot.

Officers chased the man through local gardens before arresting him.

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While the man was being arrested he bit one of the officers at the scene.

Officers found a number of items, one being a backpack containing a large amount of cannabis.

Further checks of the motorbike also found that it was stolen from the Manchester area earlier this month.

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A 34-year-old man from Kirkdale has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, possession with intent to supply cannabis, assault of an emergency worker and disqualified driving.

Sefton Police Facebook page posted last night: "Operation Pelican Officers have this evening arrested a 34-year-old male from the Kirkdale area for Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession with Intent to Supply Cannabis, Assault of an Emergency Worker and Disqualified Driving.

"Officers sighted a motor bike being driven erratically in the Bootle area. Officers have attempted to stop the vehicle however the driver has made off on foot into nearby gardens.

A bike stolen from Manchester recovered after a man was spotted driving it erratically in Bootle

"Officers have pursued the male where he has been detained in a garden. During being detained the male has bitten a Police Officer.

"Officers have then recovered numerous items one of these being a back pack containing a large quantity of cannabis

"Checks of the motor bike have then confirmed that it was outstanding stolen from the Manchester area earlier in November"

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