Specialist search training helped one officer find burglar suspect

He suggested removing the metal cover from a fireplace, even though it was no more than 2 feet by 18 inches wide.


The Northern Echo

Darlington, U.K. — Police foiled a suspected burglar who hid himself in a chimney breast to escape arrest.

Acting on a tip-off, officers visited a house in Haughton Road, Darlington, at lunchtime on Monday last week, looking for a man wanted in connection with a recent burglary.

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