Arrests after attempted burglary in Whalley

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Two men were arrested in the early hours of this morning in Whalley after a resident contacted police to report that someone had tried their front door.

Patrol officers and a police dog handler went to the scene in Clitheroe Road after the neighbour also reported an unidentified black car in the area.

The dog handler located a man hiding in an nearby church yard and a second was stopped as approached the vehicle.

Both men were arrested for going equipped and attempted burglary and they remain in police custody.