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Man arrested after trying to steal a digger from 'remote location'

PUBLISHED: 15:42 09 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:42 09 May 2019

Suffolk police were alerted. Picture: Suffolk Constabulary

Suffolk police were alerted. Picture: Suffolk Constabulary

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after he allegedly tried to steal a digger.

Halesworth Police officers were called to a business address in Church Road, Uggeshall at about 11.45pm on Wednesday night (May 8) following reports of a burglary in progress at "a remote location."

A police spokesman said: "Officers quickly attended the scene and discovered that an attempt had been made to steal a digger by loading it in a van.

"It appears the suspect had been disturbed and left the scene on foot."

A post on the Halesworth Police Facebook page said: "Great work last night by #HalesworthTeam5 who responded to a report from a vigilant member of the public.

"Officers attended a remote location in Uggeshall and found a male in the act of stealing a digger and loading it onto his vehicle, ready to drive off with it.

"The male was arrested on suspicion of burglary."

A 55-year-old man from Norwich was arrested on suspicion of burglary and subsequently taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

He remains in custody.

■ Witnesses or anyone with information in relation to the incident are asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference 37/25962/19. Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online via

crimestoppers-uk.org

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