Have-a-go heroes on CCTV tackling wanted man in Derby

Police have hailed the brave actions of two friends after CCTV captured them rugby tackling a wanted man as he fled officers.

Dramatic footage shows the fugitive sprinting away from officers before being chased by two friends who joined the pursuit.

Police chased the suspect, who was wanted for a string of offences, after spotting him in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, on December 4.

The incident, which happened on the canal bridge in Derby Road saw the pair, plus a Derbyshire police officer take the man to the ground.

According to Erewash Response Unit on Twitter, the two men, who are from Long Eaton, "put themselves in harm's way" to help police. Officers have since asked the men to come forward.

The tweet reads: "On December the 4th 2018 following a lengthy foot pursuit, two #LongEaton lads selflessly put themselves in harm's way to apprehend the offender!

"Unfortunately we know them only as Denham and Oliver, do you know them? If so please let us know. #Share #WeWantToShowOurAppreciation".