Carnforth man arrested for suspicion of burglary


September 15, 2020

A man has been arrested following a number of incidents in rural Lancaster overnight.

Police were initially called at around 12.20am on Monday, September 14th to reports that a pickup van had been stolen from a farm in the Bowerham area of Lancaster. The vehicle – a Mitsubishi L200 – was later found on fire on the Lune Industrial Estate.

Police then received several calls reporting suspicious circumstances, as a pickup-style vehicle had been seen entering several farmyards in the Wray and Roseburndale areas, before driving away at speed.

At around 4.40am it was reported that a Mitsubishi L200 had been driven into the front window of an agricultural machinery supplier in Carnforth. Officers attended and found chainsaws and other equipment had been stolen.

The incidents are all being treated as linked.

A short time later a 44-year-old man from Carnforth was arrested in the Caton area on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and burglary – non dwelling. He remains in custody.

Ch Insp Chris Hardy, of Lancashire Police, said: “We were made aware of a number of incidents overnight and we took those reports extremely seriously. A man has since been arrested and enquiries are very much continuing today.

“If you have any information about these incidents, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log 186 of September 14th.


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