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Man arrested after attempted burglary including two dogs at a Notts address

Officers have made an arrest following a burglary where a teenager was threatened.

Police were called to reports that a house in Ladybrook Lane, Mansfield, had been broken into, with the front door being kicked in and the door chain being left snapped.

The homeowner was out at the time but, having been alerted to the incident, the girl returned home shortly afterwards.

She was then allegedly threatened by a man who demanded money and other valuable items before the rest of the house was searched.

Attempts were also made to steal two dogs from the address.

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Local officers and a police dog were quickly on scene and conducted searches following the incident, which happened at around 7.50pm on Monday (14 February 2022).

Enquiries have been ongoing since the incident, including house-to-house and CCTV, and officers have since arrested a 54-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated burglary. He remains in custody.

Detective Sergeant Andrea Brown, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “These actions reported are absolutely unacceptable and officers have been working extremely hard to understand the circumstances of the incident and trace any suspects.

“We understand how significant the impacts of these incidents can be. Not only would this have been frightening for the young lady to have been threatened, but it is also in a place where she should feel the most safe. This is why we will do everything we can to find those responsible and also work to prevent these crimes from happening.

“It is really positive progress in our investigation that a man has now been arrested and will be questioned. Our enquiries into the incident are ongoing and patrols have been increased in the area to provide reassurance as we progress with our lines of enquiry.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 691 of 14 February 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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