Fleeing suspect falls into barbecue trying to escape police
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The moment the suspect was arrested
A wanted man fell into a barbecue as he tried to escape from officers.
Police forced entry to a property in Mulberry Gardens, Bulwell, at 10.30am on Sunday (1 October) after a warrant was issued for the 28-year-old’s arrest.
Upon seeing the officers, the suspect jumped over a garden fence and landed in a neighbour’s BBQ patio canopy, leaving the shelter badly damaged.
Moments later he surrendered and was arrested.
A warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest after he failed to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 2 August in relation to a string of alleged offences including sexual assault, affray and three assaults.
He further breached his bail conditions by failing to sign on at Central Police Station in Nottingham on 21 August.
Joshua Staples, aged 28, of Thorndale Road, Basford, has been charged with failing to surrender into the custody of a court, breaching bail conditions and causing criminal damage.
He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (2 October) and was granted bail until his next hearing at the same court on 20 October.
Sergeant Paul Crofts, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Prisoner Handling Team, said:
“Failing to appear in court and skipping bail are very serious offences and I am pleased we were able to detain Staples.
“We will continue our efforts to clampdown on crime, including working proactively to locate those who are wanted by the courts.”