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St Ann’s: Burglary suspect arrested minutes after incident

A Nottingham burglary suspect was tracked down close to the scene after police responded quickly to reports of a break-in.

Officers were called to Blake Close, St Ann’s, Nottingham, around 4.15pm yesterday (1 May) after a woman reported someone was trying to break into her home.

After gaining a description of the intruder from the victim, response teams began a search of the neighbourhood.

They spotted a man in nearby Carlton Road and he ran when officers approached him.

He was pursued over garden walls and detained. Officers found a set of garden pliers nearby and a bag which was full of suspected stolen items.

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Searches also uncovered a small amount of mamba.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, going equipped for burglary, theft from a shop, and possession of a Class B drug. He remains in police custody.

Police Constable Mia Furr, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“The officers on patrol yesterday should be commended for their fast and efficient response to this incident.

“It must have been a frightening experience for the victim to spot an intruder outside her home like this so I hope she is reassured by the robust police response to her call.

“I’m also pleased we have a suspect in custody, but our investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with any information, or relevant doorbell, dashcam or CCTV footage, should get in touch with us.”

If you have any information contact police on 101, quoting incident number 550 of 1 May 2024, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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