POLICE have arrested a man after a spate of thefts from vehicles and an attempted burglary over the weekend.

In the early hours of Sunday morning (January 9), a man had been trying car door handles in residents streets across Fareham.

These included Upper St Michaels Grove, Longmynd Drive and Appleton Road.

A couple of cars had items stolen, including a purse and some loose change.

Officers also received reports that, in the early hours of the same morning, a man had opened the front door of a house on Highlands Road, and a man had tried the door handle of a house on Catisfield Road.

A 38-year-old from Fareham has now been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and attempted theft from a motor vehicle.

He remains in custody at this time.

"We would encourage anyone who has information about these incidents, CCTV footage or Ring Doorbell footage from the area, or has been affected by this type of crime, to contact police on 101, or via the reporting tool on our website," said a Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson.

To use the reporting tool, visit: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/