WATCH: Police rugby tackle suspected rapist after field chase
PUBLISHED: 16:49 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:41 11 October 2018
A crime suspect was tackled to the ground by police after driving his car into a field.
Video footage filmed by an eyewitness shows a man running away from his car and being chased by two officers across farmland near Chatteris.
The 22-year-old was arrested on suspicion of rape, failing to provide a breath specimen and being in possession of a class B or C drug.
He was taken into custody at the Police Investigation Centre in King’s Lynn, before being released on bail until November 2.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “The chase happened at 10.20am on October 6 when a silver Audi A3 was reported to have left the road and gone into a field near Chatteris.”
The witness who filmed the incident said: “I was driving and saw a car go into a ditch. The driver in front stopped too.
“I went over because I thought it was an elderly man who had crashed – but it turned out to be a young man.
“As soon as he saw the copper he grabbed his bag and ran through the field – but obviously didn’t get very far.
“The man was sat in the car rocking backwards and forwards for 20 minutes whilst sitting in the car.
“He was very clearly intoxicated.”
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