Crime-busting dad and son
A CRIME-BUSTING father and son have been honoured for helping to catch two men on suspicion of burglary.
One of the heroes is just four and his dad is a traffic policeman, so once the would-be intruders were seen they had little chance of escaping.
The two men must regret the day they decided to target the Groiser home in Mirfield.
For they were seen by eagle-eyed four-year-old Harry, who alerted dad Danny.
And unlucky again for the suspects as he is the sergeant in charge of Huddersfield traffic police.
Now, father and son have received awards.
They received Certificates of Merit from Kirklees police commander Chief Supt Barry South at a major awards ceremony at the Galpharm Stadium last night.
Sgt Groiser, who is based at Holmfirth police station, said Harry and his two-year- old brother, Henry, were downstairs with mum Sonia when Harry saw a man peering in through the front door window.
He ran upstairs, with little Henry following, to alert his dad, who had just come home from a run.
Sgt Groiser, still in his running kit, saw a car nearby and two men peering into a house.
He ran out to confront them. The car sped off, so Sgt Groiser jumped into his own car and went looking for the men.
He saw the car about four streets away.
As the car turned into a Ravensthorpe industrial estate Sgt Groiser saw a police sergeant he knew in a panda car.
The sergeant stopped the car and the officers arrested two Hungarian men in it.
Sgt Groiser said: "It was luck the panda car was there and I knew the officer.
"But the arrests would probably never have been made if Harry hadn't alerted me so quickly."