Man with catapult arrested in Farington Moss garden

Posted on - 8th April, 2020 - 10:28am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
Morley Croft

Police flooded Morley Croft in Farington Moss in the early hours of this morning after reports a man in dark clothing was trying doors in the area.


Officers from South Ribble Police’s Response Team were called in at 2:40am on Wednesday (April 8) after a member of the public raised the alarm.

Shortly after 3am they found a man hiding in a rear garden. He was arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft and attempted burglary.

He was also in possession of a hand held catapult which police believe may have been stolen from a shed during the night.

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A police spokesperson said: “There have been a number of burglaries recently across Buckshaw Village and Leyland – we’re hoping this sends a message out to those at fault.”

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If you have a handheld catapult in your shed, and live nearby Morley Croft, please have a look to see if it’s missing. If it is – please email with a description and PC Holder will be in touch.

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