Man found with firearm following attempted break-in.

Crime.
Crime.

A man was found armed with weapons following an attempted break-in, this morning.

The man was arrested just after 6am in Hillcrest Avenue after someone tried to smash their way into a conservatory at a property in Station Road, Scalby an hour earlier.

A neighbour heard glass smashing and police were called.

A search then began for the suspect.

Officers stopped and arrested a 45-year-old man from Scarborough on suspicion of burglary, possessing a knife, possessing an imitation firearm in public and going equipped for burglary. He was later arrested on suspicion of a further three burglaries.

He remains in police custody.