Police arrest three men in High Hurstwood on suspicion of burglary

Three men have been arrested as police continue to disrupt crime in rural Wealden.

Police received a report of a blue Ford Focus acting suspiciously near a house in Royal Oak Lane, High Hurstwood, on the afternoon of Thursday 23 April.

Officers followed up the report and spotted three men crawling along a hedgerow close to the premises.

After running back to their vehicle, the suspects were blocked off and detained. A search of the car revealed items including a crowbar, a tow rope, a wrench and pairs of gloves.

Enquiries later revealed an outbuilding at the property had been broken into, however it is currently unknown if any items were stolen.

Three men from the Wealden area, aged 18, 29 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and going equipped for burglary. Each has been interviewed and released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Daniel Dugan said: “We continue to work closely with our communities in rural areas to keep the public safe, and to prevent and detect crime.

“Working together, we can increase vigilance and awareness, and act upon any intelligence we may receive. If you see anyone or anything suspicious in your area, please report it to us.”

To find out how you can protect yourself and your property, visit our crime prevention advice pages.