TWO men have been arrested after cooking oil was stolen from a yard at the back of a cinema.

Police in Whiteley said they caught up with a van after the oil was taken from the yard at the rear of Cineworld.

Calls were made to the force at 4.32pm and the vehicle was stopped along Whiteley Way.

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Cooking oil and tools were seized and now two men are in custody as a result.

Both men were from London and aged 23 and 28 respectively.

They were arrested on suspicion of theft and going equipped for theft.

In a Facebook post from Fareham Police, a spokesperson said: “The officers on scene did an exceptionoil job.”

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