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Two teens arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary after Southwell woman awoken in early hours

Two teenagers were arrested after a woman disturbed would-be burglars.

The victim was awoken by the sound of rattling blinds in her bedroom at around 2am yesterday (Monday).

She shouted at two suspects who tried to break into her home in the Nursery End/Leeway Road area of Southwell. Both ran off.


Within 20 minutes, police arrested a 14-year-old boy nearby on suspicion of attempted burglary.

The boy was further arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker after an officer was kicked to his ankle while in custody.

After further inquiries, a 15-year-old boy was detained later that morning on suspicion of attempted burglary.

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Detective Sergeant Ricky Ellis, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This incident has left the victim feeling very unsettled and unnerved in her own home where she should be able to feel her safest.

“Burglary is such an invasive and traumatic crime which we don’t want anyone to fall victim to.

“I would like to reassure people that Nottinghamshire Police treats all burglary reports seriously and remains determined to driving down this upsetting crime and doing everything it can to stop burglaries from happening in the first place.”

The force said burglary had fallen by over a third in the last financial year (34% drop).

Inquiries into this incident are ongoing and detectives are urging anyone with information to come forward.

You should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 36 of September 6, 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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