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Man in custody after overnight burglary – Bath

Hands in cuffs

We have a man in our cells today on suspicion of burglary after a householder reported someone trying to get into their home.

It happened in Beechen Cliff Road, Bath in the early hours of Thursday 18 April.

Officers patrolling the city attended immediately. They arrested a man in a garden 10 minutes after the initial call.

Glass in the back door of the property had been smashed, but nothing was stolen.

A man remains in police custody at the time of writing.

You can deter burglars by:

  • locking up and setting the alarm, if you have one, at night as well as when you go out
  • making sure your door is locked by turning the key – some ‘paddle and stub’-handled doors might seem to be locked by lifting the handle, but can still be opened from outside
  • keeping windows and doors secure if you’re not in the same room
  • fitting a letterbox cage
  • hiding your handbag or wallet, keys and other portable valuables safely out of sight
  • keeping tools locked up in a secure shed or garage
  • making sure garden furniture and wheelie bins can’t be moved to gain access to upstairs windows
  • joining Neighbourhood Watch

All these things add up to put a burglar off targeting your home. More home security advice

We’d always encourage people to report suspicious behaviour as it happens. If you think a crime is underway, call 999. Otherwise ring 101.