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Tiny student officer fells 'man-mountain' burglar with rugby tackle

Former teacher recalls holding on to charging runaway in 'textbook' arrest.

Little and larger: PC Ali Smith, at eight stone, is half the size of offender Chris Arnold, pictured below

Little and larger: PC Ali Smith, at eight stone, is half the size of offender Chris Arnold, pictured below

Date - 11th February 2019
By - Nick Hudson - Police Oracle
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Petite English teacher-turned-PC Ali Smith has spoken of how she clung on to “get her man” when downing a 6ft 4ins burglar with a textbook rugby tackle as he tried fleeing a pensioner’s home. The student officer was dragged along...
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