Preston man arrested after attempted burglary of quick test coronavirus kits at Walton-le-Dale Covid testing centre

Posted on - 20th January, 2021 - 1:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
Pixabay: Coronavirus

Preston Police have released information surrounding an attempted burglary on Friday, January 8.

A man arrived at the Covid testing centre in Walton-le-Dale claiming to be a staff member.

He said he needed to move a large amount of stock to a second site.

Read more: Police searching for prison absconder with links to Lancashire

The man went to a building and attempted to remove quick testing kits, but left in a taxi with a second man, empty-handed, after being challenged by genuine staff members.

Following a number of enquiries, two men – a 32-year-old man from Preston and a 29-year-old man from Blackburn – have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

They have since been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Find coronavirus stats in your area below

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Preston in pictures Unit [Northern] 150121.156455.156426 240406 PrestonUnit [TransPennine] 397008 240406 PrestonUnit [Avanti] 390002 240406 PrestonUnit [Avanti] 390151 240406 Preston [25s]Making Onion SoupSpinning woolTapestryPreston's Caribbean Carnival 2024 View more
Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's email newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday and Wednesday rounding up our top stories and more.

News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

The Preston Guide

Discover local businesses and services near you.


Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Blog Preston email updates

Receive our digest of the biggest and best stories every Sunday to your email inbox

We respect your privacy and you can unsubscribe at any time from our emails