THREE men have been arrested in connection with a spate of house burglaries in Worcester.

Concerns were raised by residents last month after an increase of anti-social incidents and a number of burglaries in Battenhall and St Peters.

Two men aged 30 and one aged 23 were arrested on October 30.

All men were bailed to appear at a later date while further investigations continue.

PC Lou Steele said: “In recent weeks there have been a number of anti-social incidents and two burglary offences committed in and around St Peters and Battenhall area.

"Naturally the public have expressed their concern at these. I want to reassure our communities that we investigate all crimes that are reported to us and our Safer Neighbourhood Team officers patrol these areas in a bid to keep people safe and to deter and detect crime."


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Becki Smith, a Sebright Avenue resident, posted a photo captured from CCTV footage on social media after spotting four men snooping around gardens and cars in Battenhall.

PC Steele said the men arrested, who are from Birmingham, may be linked to a number of other break-ins at homes across Worcestershire.

CID officers worked closely with the Safer Neighbourhood Teams. The investigation was supported by forensic teams which led to the arrests.

PC Steele added: “While we are working hard to reduce anti-social behaviour, often based on intelligence from the community itself we are also working hard to reduce the threat of criminals thinking our communities in areas like St Peters and Battenhall are a soft touch for burglary, vandalism, car theft and selling drugs."

PC Steele said police are working closely with partners and the community to reduce crime rates and the fear of crime in Worcester.

Police have urged anyone who is concerned about problems in their area to talk to an officer.

Alternatively, they can report non urgent crimes by calling 101.