A MAN who used a large metal pole to break into a van has been arrested on suspicion of theft. 

Officers were called in the early hours of Friday morning to reports a man could be seen on CCTV breaking into a white van in Dorset Street. 

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The 39-year-old man from Southampton was apprehended by police who spotted his feet "dangling out of the back of the vehicle."

The metal pole was seized by officers and the man remains in police custody at this time.

If you have any information about vehicle crime in Southampton, please report it via 101 or the Hampshire Constabulary website.

For advice on how to keep your vehicle safe from theft, visit: https://orlo.uk/CGiZL