‘Equipped for theft’ arrest

A GAINSBOROUGH man has been charged with going equipped for theft.

While on routine patrols on Saturday 5th February, officers stopped Lee Wainwright in Front Street, Morton as he was acting suspiciously.

The 36-year-old was searched and found to be in possession of screwdrivers, a torch and a pipe wrench. Wainwright, of Parnell Street, Gainsborough, was arrested and questioned by detectives and later charged with going equipped for theft. He has been released on bail and will appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday 28th February.

You can report suspicious activity in your area to police on 0300 111 0300.