BRAVE onlookers have been praised for helping an officer to arrest a man who had been aggressive to a hospital worker.

Police want to track down the duo gave a helping hand after a call from Worthing Hospital earlier this month.

It was reported that Richard Gray had breached his antisocial behaviour order, and PC Ian Whitehouse tried to detain the 54-year-old in Teville Road, but Gray resisted arrest.

So two people nearby stepped in to help PC Whitehouse.

He said: “Gray has an anti-social behaviour order in place and the aggressive behaviour at the hospital put him in breach of this order.

“I would like to extend my thanks to the two members of public who came to my aid when Gray struggled against the arrest.

“The pair, whose identities are unknown, showed great bravery and courage in providing a helping hand.”

Gray, of no fixed address, was charged with assault by beating and charged with two counts of breaching the antisocial behaviour order.

He admitted the offences at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, June 19 and was sent to prison for six weeks.