This is the moment a cowering would-be rapist was caught by police after he attacked a woman in a suburban front garden.
Jakub Kowalczyk was jailed for six years yesterday for attempting to rape a woman in Ealing, west London.
Witnesses said they saw the 41-year-old emerge from bushes carrying the 'sobbing' victim over his shoulders at about 1am on February 12 and called police.
Dramatic bodycam footage shows the moment officers confronted Kowalczyk.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'People alerted by the disturbance saw Kowalczyk emerge from the undergrowth carrying the sobbing victim over his shoulders.
'Another member of the public, who was passing on foot, shouted out at Kowalczyk and he stopped the attack and put the victim down.
'It was at this point that officers arrived and Kowalczyk was pointed out to them.'
The footage shows Kowalczyk calmly taking to officers. But, when they went to arrest him, he pushed the handcuffs away and ran off.
Officers gave chance and found him hiding in nearby bushes. When they had him cornered they pointed a taser at him and he was detained and arrested.
The victim was not injured, but was left distressed and in need of medical help.
Kowalczyk admitted attempted rape on March 23, and was jailed for six years at Isleworth Crown Court yesterday.
DC Alan Wong, from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: 'Kowalczyk carried out a terrifying attack on a lone and vulnerable woman.
'Thankfully members of the public heard her calls for help and called police; while other members of the public directly challenged him.
'I want to sincerely thank them for their assistance that night and the overwhelming evidence they subsequently provided.
'As a result, Kowalczyk has now been brought to justice and deservedly imprisoned for this despicable act.'