Man arrested for burglary by officers in Weaverham after local community quickly alert police Date published: 21st November 2018 1.21pm

A Wigan man has been arrested by officers after he was disturbed breaking into a house in Weaverham.

 Shortly after 8pm on Tuesday 20 November a local resident spotted two men breaking into an address on Leigh Way after they saw the back door had been damaged.

Officers swiftly attended to the scene to find three sets of keys missing including a car key however the car had not been stolen.

A 31-year-old man was located by a member of the public nearby and then arrested by officers on suspicion of burglary and is currently in custody.

Detective Constable Paul Matchett, of Northwich BIT, said: “This swift arrest was only made thanks to the local community who disturbed the burglars in action.

“Thankfully no one was in the home at the time and it’s down to information from the residents who raised the alarm that we were able to ensure an arrest was made.  

“I would appeal to anyone else who was in the area at the time and may have seen anything suspicious to come forward and call 101.”

You can also give the details via or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you have dashcam footage from the area around the time of any of these incidents it may be useful to our enquiries. Please submit it by following the instructions in this link making sure you quote IML 246919.