Bike thief caught on camera, as he's caught by police

A bike thief was arrested, seconds after being spotted stealing a bike.

Jason Hyland, who's 41, was captured on CCTV as he cut through a bike lock in the city centre.

Police officers chase the bike thief Credit: GMP

Officers were alerted and gave chase, moments after he set off.

Hyland was thrown to the ground and arrested.

Officers throw Hyland to the ground Credit: GMP

The next day, he was jailed for 18 weeks for the theft.

Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said: "The dispensation of swift justice, as we have seen for Hyland, shows just how seriously the police and the courts take bike thefts and I hope this sends out a strong message to would-be thieves that we are watching you and you will be sent to prison."