Thief tracked in snow

A bike thief was tracked down after leaving footprints in the snow in the early hours of Sunday morning in Swanwick.

The owner of a shed off Belvedere Close raised the alarm at 12.25am after it was broken into.

The shed-owner followed footprints which led to an address in the Delves where he contacted police.

Officers discovered that a green BMX bike had been stolen from the Delves address and followed footprints and bike tracks to a 24-year-old man, who was later arrested.