Bungling burglar arrested after getting stuck in Northamptonshire house window

A burglar who got wedged in a window as he tried to break into a Northamptonshire house this morning has been arrested.

Saturday, 14th May 2016, 10:11 am
Updated Saturday, 14th May 2016, 11:51 am
Anyone with information is being asked to call police on the 101 number.

Northamptonshire Police’s force control room rarely uses it’s Twitter account to tell its 1,000 strong following when arrests have been made.

But a house raider who landed himself in handcuffs this morning must have tickled the force’s phone operators.

At about 6am The control room account tweeted: “First incident of the day, burglar stuck in a window! 1 under arrest.#ProudToProtect.”

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The incident happened in Barnwell Street, Kettering.

Officers were called when the owners of the home in were “awoken by a lot of noise and discovered a man stuck in a downstairs window”, a police spokesperson said.

The 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and drugs offences.

He is currently being held in custody for questioning.