Arrest made after spike in burglaries in Preston

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Police have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of burglary after a spate of burglaries at UCLan’s student halls.

The man was arrested on October 7 following a burglary at an address on Victoria Street in Preston.

Police say the man has not been arrested for any other incidents and say they have upped patrols in the area.

UCLan police said: “On October 7 we completed an operation around the recent burglaries at student halls and one man has been arrested for burglary.

“He has not been charged for any other incident.

“We have been dealing with a spike in burglaries in the last week or so and upped patrols.”