Police praise those who helped officer

  • 29/12/2017
Members of the public didn't bat an eyelid, and jumped in to assist the constable.
Members of the public didn't bat an eyelid, and jumped in to assist the constable. Photo credit: Facebook

Members of the public have helped a lone police officer make an arrest on a Wellington street.

Police have posted a picture of the arrest on the Wellington Police District Facebook page, saying a lone female officer was trying to arrest someone of much larger stature and needed assistance.

Members of the public didn't bat an eyelid, and jumped in to assist the constable.

Police backup arrived shortly afterwards, as the arrest was across the road from the Wellington central police station.

"I don't know who you are, but you guys are superstars in my books," the police Facebook post says.

A person who was sitting at a cafe said they saw the incident unfold.

"Yes the public were quick to assist the officer when the person she was attempting to arrest was resisting and fighting back.

"The back up from the station across the road were quick as well and promptly subdued the idiot who was resisting arrest," the person in the cafe commented.

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