Police are investigating a report of a man attempting to break into a van and a garage.

The police have made an arrest as part of their investigation.

Officers were called to Oak Tree Lane in Mansfield at around 5am Monday 21 June after a man was spotted acting suspiciously outside a house.

The man fled the scene when police arrived.

Hours after the incident was reported, a 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.

Detective Sergeant Andy Hall who is leading the investigation, said:

“Burglary is a very serious offence and we will always investigate reports thoroughly with a view to taking appropriate action against offenders.

“Officers did an excellent job to quickly respond to this report and make an arrest as part of their initial enquiries.

“We are now working to piece together what happened and I’d appeal to anyone who may have any information that could support our investigation to get in touch via 101 quoting incident number 122 of 21 June 2021.”