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A hero off-duty cop tackles a knife-wielding thief who stole items from Poundland on this dramatic footage.

PC Rishi Thobhani had noticed retailer safety workers chasing a person down a busy excessive avenue, earlier than taking motion.

He ran after the person, who turned out to be prolific thief Michael Delaney, 35. Footage of the chase in Arnold, Notts, on May 30 exhibits Delaney threatening the officer with a 6in-long knife.

Delaney lunged at PC Thobhani, with the tip of the knife simply lacking the officer’s face.

The lawman managed to seize the deal with of the blade and wrestled him to the bottom earlier than two uniformed officers arrived.

PC Thobhani, proper, of Nottinghamshire Police, mentioned: “My role at that moment was to make sure no harm comes to anyone. I didn’t think twice about what harm I would come to.”