A Brighton man was being sought by Sussex Police after a stabbing in a fast-food restaurant.
Jordan Ash, 18, of no fixed address, had managed to evade police after the incident which occurred in KFC on London on 22nd July 2017.
Ash was initially sighted on Monday 2nd October, by a BCRP member on St James's Street. The manager of the store contacted the BCRP office which quickly put the message out to other members in the city centre via its radio network and alerted police CCTV via the BCRP hot key.
The Business Improvement District [BID] Ambassadors picked up Ash's trail near Churchill Square and used the BCRP radio to contact police and other security personnel. The Ambassadors kept watch on Ash until police arrived to make the arrest which happened in Cannon Place at 5pm.
Ash appeared before Brighton Magistrates Court the following day after being charged with causing grievous bodily harm and unlawful possession of a knife. He did not enter a plea and the case was committed to Lewes Crown Court.
This is an excellent example of partnership working between the BCRP, the BID Ambassadors and Sussex Police and shows how together we can help keep Brighton a safer place for all.