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Four arrested following burglary in Walton

News   •   Jul 23, 2019 15:40 BST

PD Wilson

We have arrested four males following a report a restaurant was being burgled in the early hours of today (Tuesday, 23 July).

A report was received shortly before 4am that loud noises could be heard inside Kurdina Restaurant on Walton Vale while the owners were out.

Officers attended and found that windows had been forced. Patrols, assisted by the Dog Section, and PD Wilson, searched the property and four males were detained from around the property and in a nearby street.

A 19-year-old man from Bootle was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
A 16-year-old male from Walton was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
A 13-year-old male from Walton was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
A 13-year-old male from Walton was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

All four males have been taken to separate police stations to be interviewed.

Inspector John Whittingham said: "This incident illustrates just how hard our officers are working to get to burglaries quickly to apprehend offenders as the crime is in progress.

"We will continue Operation Castle, our ongoing response to burglary offences across Merseyside, to pursue and put before the courts anyone suspected of being involved in burglary offences in our communities.

“We are able to quickly get to burglaries in progress and arrest wanted offenders, as well as providing a visible presence at the heart of our communities and passing on crime prevention advice to homeowners, and we have had great successes since Op Castle started.

"If you see or hear anyone acting suspiciously close to homes or businesses, let us know and we will work alongside our partners in finding those responsible."

Anyone with information on burglary is asked to call 999 if a crime is in progress, contact @MerPolCC, or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.