TAGS:

Zetland huntsman David Jukes has been recognised for the bravery he showed when helping police to catch a criminal in September.

He received a certificate of commendation from the chief constable of Durham Constabulary last week.

Returning from hunting last autumn, Mr Jukes saw police struggling to follow a suspect across fields and offered the use of his hunt Land Rover.

He detained one offender by jumping on his back.

His actions helped the force catch a Stockton man who received a four-year prison sentence for theft.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (2 February 2012)