In an emergency always call 999

New Cop at Swadlincote in dramatic arrest on his very first shift

Posted on 14th February 2018
Graham at the end of his training at HQ last week
Hughes Graham 14709 PC Graham Hughes

One of our brand-new officers was involved in a dramatic arrest this week on his very first shift in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire. 

In the early hours, at around 2am, yesterday, Tuesday, February 13 patrolling officers intercepted a Honda Civic on the Tollgate traffic island that appeared to be on false registration plates. 

After following the car for a short time the vehicle stopped on William Nadin Way and the two occupants ran from the car with the officers giving chase. 

A short time later one of the occupants, a 29-year-old woman from Loughborough, was arrested by PC Graham Hughes having been found with a bag containing rolls of ‘gaffa’ type tape, zip ties and gloves. 

Graham was on his very first shift at Swadlincote, having just finished his initial training at HQ last week. 

After further investigation the Honda Civic was found to be stolen from Lutterworth in Leicestershire and so the woman was further arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and driving whilst disqualified. 

Inspector Kate Bateman, who is in charge of policing in South Derbyshire, said: “This was a great piece of teamwork on PC Hughes’s first shift as an operational police officer. 

“The incident involved various different specialists, including the dog section and Roads Policing unit and whilst Graham made the arrest it was a great example for him of how different parts of the force come together to work effectively.” 

The arrested woman has been interviewed by both officers from Derbyshire and Leicestershire and been released under investigation.


Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.