Boy arrested after burglary in Cheltenham

 

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a burglary at a property in Cheltenham in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police received a report at 2.45am that attempts were being made to enter cars in Haywards Road.

Shortly after this, a householder in Oakley Road disturbed an offender who was trying to enter their property via the bathroom window.

Officers attended and a co-ordinated search followed where police dog Sascha tracked a scent for 45 minutes whilst identifying further cars and properties that had been targeted in the area.

This led to officers disturbing a burglary which was taking place on Priors Road.

The offender fled the scene however the officer and a helicopter from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) located and arrested the boy.

He remains in custody at this time.

Anyone with information can get in touch by calling police with incident number 43 of 11 June.