A MOTHER has been hailed a hero after knocking a wanted man off his bike.

Jane Adams stepped in to help – literally – when she saw police chasing a man along her street.

The mother of three kicked his bike and the officers were able to jump on him and detain him.

The drama happened in Chesswood Road, Worthing, at about 4pm on Sunday.

Ms Adams, 31, said she heard a commotion and went outside.

She said: “We were having a nosey outside and we saw the man on a bike with lots of police officers chasing him.

“He crossed over the road and I basically kicked the wheel – I thought I would be helpful.

“Then all the police jumped on him and detained him.

“I’m glad I did it, it was all a good laugh and the police officers thanked me.”

The chase began after police received a report of an assault at Worthing railway station shortly before 4pm.

Officers attended the scene and chased a suspect,who tried to escape police on a bicycle.

During the pursuit, a police car was involved in a

minor collision with another vehicle but no one was injured.

The suspect was detained, with Ms Adams’ help, in Chesswood Road.

Sussex Police, who are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch, said they were grateful for her assistance.

A spokesman said: “We’d like to thank the community for their patience and understanding as we dealt with this incident, which involved a number of officers pursuing.

“We’d also like to thank the member of the public who helped us to detain the suspect, who is now in custody.

“We are liaising with colleagues at British Transport Police in order to progress the investigation.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting serial 794 of 13/10.”

A 42-year-old man from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, common assault, theft and making threats to kill.

He remains in police custody at this stage.

Sussex Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch.