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[14 MAR 01]  WEST MIDLANDS POLICE NEWS
Brave Jack Gets Award For Chasing Thief

A Coventry youngster is to receive a special award for courage after he gave chase to a thief who had stolen a woman's handbag.

Jack Biggins, of Allesley, was only 10 years old when he heard a woman cry "stop that man, he's got my handbag".

Showing great courage the lad immediately gave chase along Binley Road.

Despite Jack's efforts and that of the victim, the man escaped but was later arrested and put before the court and young Jack was asked to attend court with other witnesses to give evidence.

In recommending him for an award, Acting Sergeant Jacqui Mircetic, from Chace Avenue, said:

"Jack has shown courage and fortitude beyond his years both at the time of the incident and later at court. He fully deserves recognition."

The Chief Constable agreed and Jack is due to receive a special award at the commendation ceremony on Tuesday 20 March for his "integrity and bravery".

The award consists of a framed certificate and a gift of his choice to the value of 25.
 
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