A MAN has been arrested for the suspected burglary of heating boilers at Haw Bank residential housing development in Skipton.

Between Tuesday (January 23) and yesterday (January 24) four combination boilers worth a total value of £5,000 were stolen from four new build, unoccupied,  homes at the residential site at the top of The Bailey. 

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "Upon information received, officers from our county intelligence department and neighbourhood police team attended two addresses in Pudsey, West Yorkshire, one of which was a commercial unit.

"It was there that all the stolen boilers were located in the rear of a high value vehicle in the car park outside.

"A 39-year-old man from Guiseley, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and has now been released under investigation whilst enquiries are ongoing."

Police have been carrying out intensified efforts against boiler theft in the Craven area and along the A1 corridor.

The spokesperson added: "Our team has been actively marking boilers, providing crime prevention guidance, and encouraging communities to report suspicious activities or vehicle sightings.

"We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed suspicious activity around the Haw Bank housing development or has information relevant to our investigation to come forward."

Anyone with any information is asked to email: sam.brooks@northyorkshire.police.uk; or call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, you can share information anonymously with Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference 122400 13553