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Video of an off duty police officer detaining boy, 14, in Bromley goes viral

A video has gone viral showing an off duty police officer detaining a 14-year-old boy at a bus stop on Masons Hill, Bromley.

The officer successfully detained the male until other police officers arrived at the scene. So far the video online has received 225,000 views on Twitter.

A spokesperson for Met Police said: “We’re aware of a video showing a male being detained in Masons Hill, Bromley earlier. An off duty officer bravely intervened after a robbery where a phone was stolen and threats of knives were used.

“He safely restrained the 14-year-old suspect until on-duty officers arrived.”