Chard suspect arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary at a building site in Forton Road, Chard,

A vigilant member of the public spotted someone on the premises. They called the police as they knew the site is was closed due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The phone call came through at about 12.40pm on Sunday 19 April.

Officers deployed to the main gate, but PCSO Joshua Andrew who knew the site went to a side entrance. There he found a man who claimed to have been asked to carry out some work on site. The police checked his story with a call to the construction company.

the suspect, a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and later released under investigation. Neighbourhood Sergeant Rob Jameson told us “We’re grateful to the witness who called 999 to report the incident as it happened and to Josh for his local knowledge which enabled this arrest. Our enquiries continue.”

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