Fleeing thief captured on river bank

Photos by QAlan Martin of the suspected shoplifter
Photos by QAlan Martin of the suspected shoplifter

A SUSPECTED shoplifter ended up in hospital after trying to flee from police.

The man was stopped in his car by police near the Lottbridge Drove roundabout by officers on Wednesday afternoon and jumped over a high fence which leads to the river.

An ambulance crew and more police officers were called to the scene to try and locate the man who had fallen onto the river bank on the other side of the fence.

Officers had to cut down the fence before he was taken away by stretcher. He was later taken into custody and questioned in connection with a shoplifting offence.

Photos by Alan Martin.