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Manchester Evening News
Paul Britton

Man, 58, arrested in south Manchester after seven burglaries in leafy Cheshire

A man was arrested in Manchester today by detectives investigating a series of seven burglaries at homes in leafy Cheshire, police have revealed.

Officers swooped in Withington to make the arrest and the 58-year-old man held remained in police custody for questioning on Tuesday afternoon.

Cheshire Police said he was arrested on suspicion of committing a series of burglaries in the Disley, Poynton and Prestbury areas of Cheshire between November last year and March.

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In a statement, Cheshire Police said: "Officers from Cheshire Constabulary have conducted a search at a property in the Manchester area as part of the force’s ongoing crackdown on cross border criminality. Detectives investigating a series of burglaries in Cheshire have arrested a man from Manchester.

"Earlier today, Tuesday 18 April, officers from the Macclesfield Proactive Team executed a search at an address in Manchester. A 58-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of committing a series of burglaries in Disley, Poynton and Prestbury.

"He is currently being held in police custody where he is being questioned by officers. The arrest forms part of an ongoing investigation into burglaries at homes in Disley, Poynton and Prestbury, which took place between November 2022 and March 2023.

Detective Constable Rebecca Smith, of Macclesfield Proactive Team, said: "This morning's search in Manchester forms part of our ongoing investigation into a number of burglaries across the east of Cheshire. Led by Macclesfield Proactive Team, the investigation relates to seven burglaries along with an number of other suspicious incidents predominately in the Disley, Poynton and Prestbury areas.

"We have been gathering evidence and intelligence behind the scenes and the extensive work has now resulted in today’s arrest. I hope that this morning’s arrest provides reassurance to our communities, demonstrating that we are committed to doing all we can to tackle this type of criminality and ensuring that those who are responsible are held accountable for their actions."

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