Arrest after CCTV shows person in a Salisbury back garden

A MAN has been arrested after CCTV showed a person behaving suspiciously in a Salisbury garden.

Police were called to an address in Harnham at around 9.30pm on Sunday (February 26) following a report a man had been seen acting suspiciously within the garden on a security camera.

“Officers attended the scene but there was no sign of the suspect,” said a Wiltshire Police spokesperson.

“CCTV was viewed which showed the garden shed being broken into as well as two storage units.

“A clear clothing description of the suspect was circulated to officers in the area and searches were conducted. A man matching the description initially evaded police in Netherhampton Road but was stopped near to the entrance to Town Path, by the Mill pub.

“A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of burglary and taken to custody for further questioning,” they added.

“Further enquiries were conducted in the local area which found further properties on the same stretch of road had also been broken into.

“Enquiries remain ongoing.”

A/Sgt Andy Windsor said: “Thanks to the vigilant resident who reported their initial concerns, officers were able to attend the area quickly and extensively search the area. I am pleased we have one man in custody for questioning.

“We will be continuing our enquiries today and would ask any residents who believe their home or garden outbuildings were targeted overnight to contact us immediately.

“We’d also urge you to contact us if you find any suspicious items of clothing discarded in your garden overnight.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54230021367. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.