Two 'suspicious' men arrested in Burnley on theft charges after fleeing cops

Two men were arrested after they were seen "acting suspiciously" on Branch Road.

Saturday, 18th September 2021, 9:10 am
Updated Saturday, 18th September 2021, 9:12 am

Police were on patrol in the Burnley Wood area of the town yesterday evening (Friday) when they spotted the duo. Upon sighting police, both men fled on foot with one of them being caught immediately and the second a short time later.

A spokesman for Burnley and Padiham Police said: "One of the males was found in possession of some tools and also seen to discard some other tools when making off from officers.

"They are now both residing in our custody suite awaiting an interview"

The men were arrested last night