Police intercept and arrest two youths on Farringdon suspected of preparing a burglary

Northumbria Police have announced the arrest of two youths they caught on Farringdon who are suspected to have been on their way to burgle a premises.

A police patrol from Northumbria Police’s Neighbourhood Policing Team spotted two males acting suspiciously in North Moor Road, Farringdon, shortly before 11pm on Sunday, September 17.

A spokesperson said: “The officers arrested the pair and the force said they were found to be in possessions of a sling shot, what appeared to be a bottle of a noxious substance, a flick knife, numerous tools and some bolt cutters.

“Both suspects have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.”

Inspector Steve Passey, of Northumbria Police, said: “This was excellent work from our officers who saw something was not quite right while they were out on patrol and acted immediately.

“Thanks to their quick-thinking, they were able to arrest two suspects, who had numerous weapons and tools in their possession.

“Let this be a lesson to anyone considering trying to take what is not theirs – we will take robust action against you.”