Suspected building site burglars stopped in their tracks

Field End Witchford

An eagle-eyed resident helped police catch three men suspected of breaking into a building site in Field End, Witchford. - Credit: Google Maps

An eagle-eyed member of the public proved key to catching three men suspected of breaking into a building site. 

Cambridgeshire police were informed by the resident to reports of a break-in at the building site in Field End, Witchford yesterday evening (Wednesday). 

Officers arrived to find no suspects, who were deemed to steal fencing and other wood as well as breaking a lock, but were not to be denied. 

A Cambridgeshire police spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.04pm with reports of three people breaking into a building site. 

“A vehicle suspected of being involved was later stopped on the A1(M) near Sawtry. 


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“Three men from Peterborough, aged 32, 34 and 43, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft and were later released under investigation.” 

The spokesperson added: “The 43-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police.”  

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