POLICE arrested a suspect after reports of a man being seen looking into vehicles during the early hours.

At around 4.30am on Wednesday morning, November 17, police emergency response teams attended a report of suspicious activity on Rothwell Gardens, Golborne where a man had been reportedly seen looking into vehicles.

At the scene officers arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of theft and possession of a controlled drug.

The man was taken to custody for questioning.

Police said they are continuing inquiries, which includes identifying the owners of property they have recovered.

Greater Manchester Police added: "We're aware of other reports of suspicious activity in the area - please do report it to us so that we can target the right locations.

"We're aware that it can at times be very difficult getting through on 101, however please consider using the online reporting option or livechat feature at https://crowd.in/t7zYmY, or report information about crime completely anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999."