Off-duty officer catches criminal while out jogging

Off-duty superintendent police officer Jon Hutchinson spotted a burglary suspect while enjoying a jog around Cambridge. Picture: CAMBS POLICE.

Off-duty superintendent police officer Jon Hutchinson spotted a burglary suspect while enjoying a jog around Cambridge. Picture: CAMBS POLICE.

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An off-duty superintendent police officer spotted a burglary suspect while enjoying a jog around Cambridge.

They say as a police officer you're never off duty - and for Superintendent Jon Hutchinson that rings very true.

Supt Hutchinson was jogging along De Freville Avenue, when he recognised a man he had seen on a police database and knew to be a burglary suspect from Liverpool.

After a stop and search of Philip Johnson, 44, he discovered stolen property from two dwelling burglaries, which was recovered and Johnson was arrested.

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Johnson has been charged with burglary and appeared at Cambridge Magistrates' court today (May 15).

But it wasn't the first time officers have caught criminals while out on a run.

Supt Hutchinson said: "This is the second time I have caught a criminal while out jogging, it's becoming a bit of a habit.

"I'm just glad to be able to do my bit in taking these criminals off the street and ensuring they are punished for their crimes."

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