A WANTED man was arrested by police in Pewsey when he was spotted by officers asleep in a car.

Parish councillors heard at their meeting on Tuesday night (February 12) that a member of the public had contacted them after seeing a couple asleep in the car.

Initially the public were concerned for their welfare but officers said when they approached the vehicle they immediately identified the man as a person wanted for on warrant for sentencing and arrested him.

The woman was taken to a place of safety said officers.