Northamptonshire Police and PD Walt hunt down suspect who tried to burgle house where cannabis was being grown

The suspected burglar tried to hide by sitting on top of a water butt at the side of a garage but he was no match for PD Walt’s nose!

By Megan Hillery
Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 5:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 5:34 pm
Northamptonshire Police, alongside PD Walt, tracked the suspected burglar who was hiding behind a garage.
Northamptonshire Police, alongside PD Walt, tracked the suspected burglar who was hiding behind a garage.

Northamptonshire Police received reports of a burglary in progress in Longland Road, Northampton at around 2.20am this morning (October 13).

The Northants Police Armed Response Vehicle (ARV) and PD Walt were dispatched to the address and, upon their arrival, the offender attempted to run away - climbing fences and garden hopping.

The suspected burglar, a 20-year-old man, tried to play a dangerous game of hide and seek with PD Walt. Unfortunately for the offender, there was only ever going to be one winner. PD Walt found him sitting on top of a water butt at the side of a garage.

The offender was subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary. He currently remains in custody.

A thorough search of the house that the offender allegedly tried to burgle revealed that it contained three bedrooms worth of cannabis plants. This collection was dismantled by officers.