Suspected burglar who went into canal to avoid arrest had to be rescued by police

West Yorkshire Police NAPS helicopter

West Yorkshire Police NAPS helicopter

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A suspected burglar had to be rescued from the canal in Brighouse after trying to evade police this morning (Monday).

The 27-year-old Bradford man, who is currently being quizzed by police, was wanted in connection with a burglary in Greetland in the early hours of the morning.

He failed to stop for police just before 4am, which led to a chase involving the police helicopter. The suspect tried to evade capture by going into the Calder and Hebble Navigation, but had to be rescued by police and was subsequently arrested.