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Three men arrested after suspicious activity in Thingwall

By Mark Gorton at

Merseyside Police officers arrested three men and seized gloves, tools and face coverings after a report of suspicious activity in Thingwall in the early hours of this morning.

Two men were reportedly seen getting out of a black Ford Focus and looking into vehicles on Exmoor Close and Cornelius Drive at around 2.10am.

The Ford Focus was seen traveling north on the M53 and officers stopped the car on Scotland Road, Liverpool, and detained three men.

On searching the vehicle, tools, gloves and face coverings were found and recovered for forensic testing.

A 27-year-old man from Walton, a 34-year-old man from Kirkdale, and a 30-year-old man from Walton were arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft.

Detective Inspector Laura Lamping said: “We continue to encourage members of our communities to report any suspicious activity, so that we can take appropriate actions to prevent potential offenders from targeting homes and property.

“As part of Operation Castle, our ongoing response to burglary offences across Merseyside, we will continue to pursue and put before the courts anyone suspected of being involved in burglary offences, as well as preventing further offences.

“This means quickly deploying to suspicious activity and burglaries in progress and arresting wanted offenders, as well as providing a visible presence at the heart of our communities and passing on crime prevention advice to homeowners.

“If you see or hear anyone acting suspiciously close to homes or businesses, let us know and we will work to find those responsible.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 19100287278 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.