Suspected burglar found in loft of house he had flooded while trying to steal pipework (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Suspected burglar found in loft of Allerton house he had flooded while trying to steal pipework
7:30am Wednesday 28th May 2014 in News
A suspected burglar was found hiding in the loft of a Bradford house he had just flooded while trying to steal pipework.
Police were called to a property on Rhodesia Avenue, Allerton, in the early hours of yesterday after someone heard banging coming from the house.
A window at the rear of the property had been removed and officers saw movement inside.
After a search of the property, a 30-year-old man was found in the loft and arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Police said pipework to a boiler in a rear bedroom had been cut and water was running through to the kitchen below, causing flooding.