POLICE arrested a man on suspicion of burglary offences in the early hours of the morning.

Officers were called to Wellesley Road, Clacton just after 4am today, Monday, July 18, by a quick-thinking resident who heard noises coming from a neighbour’s house.

The house was unoccupied and under construction, and officers arrived at the scene within five minutes to arrest a 28-year-old man on suspicion of burglary dwelling.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Homes which are under construction are often more likely to be targeted by opportunist thieves, who will aim to steal tools and building equipment

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