A SHARP eyed person's actions have led to the arrest of suspect in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

Police have thanked the witness who made a report of suspicious activity at 12.03am today.

He reported seeing a man shining a torch at the back of homes in Haywood Village, Weston-super-Mare.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "We’ve been targeting our patrols in response to reports of thefts in the area and officers were able to attend and stop a man matching the description given at 12.13am.

"A man was arrested in Whitney Crescent on suspicion of going equipped to steal. He remains in custody at this time."

The spokesperson added: "We’re always grateful when people take the trouble to call to report suspicious behaviour.

"Even if we’re unable to attend immediately due to other ongoing incidents, the information helps us to build an intelligence picture and target our patrols to disrupt offenders and prevent crime."

If you have any information which could help this ongoing investigation, call police on 101 quoting reference 5221035244.