Police swoop on Long Leys Road, man arrested

A fleet of police vehicles rushed to Long Leys Road in Lincoln in the early hours of the morning and arrested a local man after reports of an incident.

The force received reports at around 6.30am on Tuesday, August 22 that a vehicle was being attacked in the area.

Officers conducted a search and arrested a 35-year-old local man on suspicion of theft of fuel from Mawers Farm and of theft of a white Carrera racing bike.

An eyewitness said roughly ten police vehicles were parked on Long Leys Road adjacent to the West Common and officers were also in the common itself.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “We would like to ask anyone who was in the area at the time and has seen a white male described as skinny wearing high visibility trousers with stripes down the legs, to contact us.

“We also would like anyone who is missing a white Carrer racing bike and lives in the Longs Leys Road / Albion Crescent area.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 49.

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously at crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555 111.”