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Young man from Yorkshire arrested after burglary spree that took in Preston

Posted on - 30th November, 2023 - 4:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police
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A man from Yorkshire has been arrested after a spree of burglaries that took in Preston and other areas of Lancashire.

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Expensive vehicles and other items were taken from properties in a string of offences that began on Bonfire Night.

Police have now confirmed that they have arrested a 22-year-old man from Bradford.

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A spokesperson for police said: “We have arrested a man in connection with a string of burglaries across Preston, Chorley and East Lancashire.

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“It relates to a number of offences between November 5 and 15 in which high value vehicles and other items were stolen from properties. Following CCTV enquiries, the South Residential Burglary Team arrested a 22-year-old man from Bradford. He is now being questioned on suspicion of Burglary in a dwelling.”

Lancashire Constabulary launched Op Defender, a force wide campaign funded by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Andrew Snowden, to crackdown on residential burglary. 

Op Defender aims to locate and arrest offenders, take positive action to reduce residential burglary through crime prevention advice, and to safeguard and support victims of crime, keeping them at the heart of investigations. 

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