Arrest made after reports of bogus workman stealing from homes

Police investigating reports of a bogus workman targeting the homes of elderly people have made an arrest.

Saturday, 8th June 2019, 9:21 am
Police have made an arrest

An appeal for help was issued last month after several incidents of a man knocking on the doors of properties, asking to use the toilet and stealing items once inside.

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Other news: Car left on roof in middle of a main road in early hoursPolice launched an investigation into the incidents, which happened in Astley.

A statement posted on Saturday morning on the Facebook page for Greater Manchester Police's Leigh, Atherton and Hindley team announced a man has now been arrested.

It said: "Yesterday we arrested a male adult on suspicion of these and other similar offences. He is currently in custody being interviewed. A further update will follow when we know the outcome."