Prompt action by an Eastleigh councillor has resulted in the arrest of a man wanted for burglary.
Keith Trenchard, the recently elected Lib Dem councillor for Eastleigh Central ward (a result which is itself has been the subject of a police investigation), lived up to his election promise to ‘tackle crime and anti social behaviour’ yesterday after a man with an Irish accent knocked on the door of his Twyford Road home and enquired if he had a ‘white van for sale’.
The councillor’s suspicions were aroused after he saw the man knock on further doors in Rosebury Crescent and after getting no response from one house, then proceed to push a wheelie bin in the direction of the river.
Said Cllr Trenchard:
“I believed he was going to break in to the house’s that didn’t answer then use the river as an escape route”
It was then the Councillor swung into action and made a ‘call of duty’ to the police.
“The police turned up about 10 mins later and were down there for about 15 min… they didn’t find the Irish guy but did arrest another guy who was in his car down by the river who was wanted for burglary”
Cllr Trenchard suggested local residents should be on the lookout for the suspicious man believed to be of Irish origin who was wearing a beige flat cap, beige jacket and brown trousers.
Meanwhile tip-offs of a different nature have also taken place.
Fly tippers have been action in Dew Lane on Friday night/Saturday morning.
Anyone with information should report it to the council here