Two arrested after burglary patrols

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Two men were arrested in Knottingley this morning (Tuesday) on suspicion of going equipped for burglary.

A spokesperson for Pontefract and Knottingley Police said: “In the early hours of this morning several officers were once again on targeted burglary patrols throughout the Knottingley area.

“Shortly before 2am two of our officers had reason to stop and speak with two males on Racca Green.

“Neither male lived locally and could not explain their reasons for being in the area at the time and were also found to be in possession of various hand tools.

“Both men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of going equipped to commit burglary. They are currently detained within the cells and are to be interviewed later on this morning.”