Four arrested in connection with burglary spree across Runcorn & Widnes Date published: 17th February 2016 1.13pm

Police in Runcorn executed a number of warrants in Runcorn and Widnes this morning.

Led by Detective Sergeant Rob McCloughlin, the operation was launched in response to a series of shed and garage burglaries in the Halton area, with the help of intelligence from members of the local community.

A total of eight warrants were executed, including one in the Huyton area of Merseyside. The raids led to the arrest of four men – a 19-year-old and man and 20-year-old man from Widnes and two 22-year-old men from Runcorn – on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

More than 40 officers were involved in the operation, which also led to the recovery of a range of suspected stolen property, including a quad bike, golf clubs and fishing equipment.

In particular, officers are trying to trace the owner of the quad bike (pictured) and would like them or anyone who knows them to get in touch by visiting Runcorn police station or calling 101.

DS McCloughlin, of Runcorn LPU, said: “This operation was carefully planned based on information from the local community – targeting those who are a blight on our community.

“Shed and garage burglaries remain one of the most common types of theft we deal with and can be extremely upsetting for the victims. I hope our actions this morning will bring some comfort to those people, and provide reassurance that we are here for our communities and here for justice.”