A ‘violent’ 36-year-old man was arrested by police in Crawley following a town centre search.
The man was wanted on emergency recall as he had breached the conditions of his licence, Crawley Police said on Twitter.
A spokesman said: “Following a tip off from a member of the public a Special Constable on foot patrol saw the male on The Broadwalk.”
Several response officers and police CCTV officers assisted during the incident, which happened on January 12.
The spokesman added: “He was located after a search of the town centre in a nail salon, arrested and taken to custody before being transported back to prison.”
He praised the ‘brilliant teamwork’ which lead to the man’s arrest.
The spokesman said: “An excellent sighting of a wanted person in #Crawley yesterday by one of our @SussexSpecials along with brilliant teamwork from #BSection led to the safe arrest of a violent male who is now on his way back to prison.”