A MAN has been arrested following an attempted burglary in Trowbridge on Sunday evening (22/11).

Shortly before 9pm, police received a call from a Clarks Place resident reporting there had been an attempted break in at their home and a man had been disturbed by a neighbour.

CCTV enquiries were carried out which led to officers identifying a potential suspect.

A 33-year-old man from Trowbridge was located in Castle Street within 20 minutes of the first call and on arrest was found in possession of two lock knives and a pointed torch.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and was later arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. He was taken to custody in Melksham for further questioning in relation to this incident and a series of burglaries which have occurred across the town over recent weeks with which officers believe he could be linked.

Sgt Leighton Williams, of the Trowbridge Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This arrest is an example of some great and very quick work by officers."

“It continues to demonstrate our commitment and dedication to preventing and detecting a crime that has such a negative impact on the victims and the wider community, particularly at this time of the year.”

Anyone with information about the attempted burglary should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200116450.