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Burglar found hiding in a garden after house ransacked

Police located and arrested a suspected burglar in a garden following reports a home had been broken into.

Officers were called to Flewitt Gardens, St Ann’s, at around 4.15 am on Tuesday (23 May) after a member of the public heard a window being smashed at a nearby house and spotted an intruder in her back garden.

The occupants of the house were asleep upstairs and woke up when they heard a disturbance downstairs.

A 28-year-old suspect was arrested at the scene on suspicion of burglary within ten minutes of the call being received.

Response officers who attended discovered a window had been smashed, the living room had been damaged and a television thrown onto the floor.

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Inspector Rich Markham, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Response officers on patrol acted extremely quickly to prioritise this incident, arrive at the scene and locate and arrest a suspect.

“It is another good example of how we respond to offences of burglary as a force. When alerted to break-ins taking place we will always endeavour to respond quickly.

“We also have two dedicated teams of detectives, both for the city and the county, working around the clock to investigate burglaries and put burglars behind bars.

“I am pleased we have arrested this suspect but our investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 75 of 23 May 2023, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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