NEWSFLASH: Police trailing man believed to be involved in Louth burglary

POLICE are trailing a man through the Wragby area and it is believed he is the man involved in this morning’s burglary at WH Smith in Louth.

He is described as six feet tall, slim, with a shaved head and wearing tracksuit bottoms and a T-shirt (possibly blue).

He is in his late teens or early 20s.

It is believed he stole a white Mercedes Sprinter van from the Old School Court in Louth shortly after 9am this morning, while the driver was delivering a parcel.

He abandoned the van and made off on foot.

A report was received soon after of the theft of a blue Peugeot Speed Fight 50cc scooter from Queen Elizabeth Street in Wragby.

A police officer was injured in the burglary as the men attemped to flee.

Police are unable to confirm if the two incidents are linked but are appealing for anyone who sees a male matching that description on foot in the area or anyone who sees a scooter of that description to contact them immediately on the 101 number.

Earlier update (9.31am) - A POLICE officer was injured as two men fled from a burglary at WH Smith in Louth in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

One man was arrested at the scene while police hunt down the other after the two men attemped to flee after breaking into the Market Place store around 2am.

As police arrived one of the men threw an object at an officer, causing a hand injury.

One of the suspects made away from officers while the other escaped in a silver vehicle later found abandoned outside St James’ Church in Upgate.

A 22-year-old Nottingham man was arrested close by and is being questioned at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Meanwhile police are searching for the other suspect and believe he may still be in the Louth area.

There is no detailed description of the outstanding suspect but he is understood to be a white male, tall in height, wearing a hooded top.

The shop remains closed while forensic examinations are completed, and as yet it is unclear what exactly has been stolen.

Anyone with information or who sees anyone acting suspiciously should immediately call the police on 101, quoting incident 33 of August 9.