Diary: PC Pearman pounces

Ian Pearman, the managing director of Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, has a long-held dream of becoming a police officer.

And that dream seemed to become reality when he heroically thwarted a criminal outside the agency's Marylebone offices recently. Upon witnessing a thief trying to steal an employee's bike, Pearman bravely confronted the crook, pouncing on him and holding him in a headlock until the police arrived. Someone needs to tell him that just because you hold the Met Police account, it doesn't mean you are obliged to make citizen's arrests.