Duncan Hames said he had been sitting in his car at traffic lights on Friday when he saw the theft.We Liberal Democrats have a talent for this sort of thing. Three years ago Andrew Phillips made a citizen's arrest of a 10-year-old. (They can be quite big these days, you know.)
He pulled over, spoke to the woman to make sure she was unhurt and chased after the thief through Monkton Park.
He said a cyclist who also saw what happened managed to retrieve the bag. Mr Hames said he had reported the incident to Wiltshire Police.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Duncan Hames is a have-a-go hero
The Lib Dem MP for Chippenham chased a man who snatched a bag from a woman in the town, reports BBC News: