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Man arrested while breaking into van in Southampton

A man has been arrested by police while breaking into a van in Southampton


At 12.53am this morning (6 May), we received a report that a man could be seen on CCTV breaking into a white van in Dorset Street with a large metal pole.


Police sent officers to the scene and who quickly spotted the man’s feet dangling out of the back of the van.


The 39-year-old from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle and remains in police custody at this time.


The pole was also seized.


For advice on how to keep your vehicle safe from theft visit our website here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-vehicles-safe/vehicle-safe-and-sound/