A MAN has been arrested by police investigating a spate of burglaries in Ringwood.

Police say properties in five roads - Swan Mead, Ashley Close, Westbury Road, Addison Square and Green Lane - have been burgled since the start of the month.

A police spokesman said: "Specialist officers sighted a vehicle of interest which had been heavily linked to the recent burglaries – and after seeing the driver decamp the vehicle – officers made themselves known to the suspect and detained him.

"A 27-year-old man from Dibden was arrested on suspicion of non-dwelling burglaries.

"He was later released under investigation pending further enquires."