Wanted man tries to escape via Rochdale Canal

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A man wanted for breaching his ABSO attempted to escape capture by making his getaway via the Rochdale Canal.

The 28-year-old man was wanted by police after committing an offence on British Transport property, in breach of his ASBO after being released from prison on licence.

He was spotted by a PCSO in Hebden Bridge yesterday before running off and being chased down Station Road.

The man eventually jumped into Rochdale Canal where he was quickly surrounded by police officers on both sides of the water.

After a few minutes in the canal, the man gave himself up and is due to be returned to prison tomorrow.