TWO people have been arrested after an attempted burglary in Weston-super-Mare yesterday morning (February 19).

Avon and Somerset Police would like to thank a witness who called to report the burglary as it was happening.

The witness reported hearing someone breaking into the bike store flats in The Runway, and spotting two people acting suspiciously.

A man and a teenage boy were arrested on suspicion of burglary and going equipped for theft at 1.05am.

"Locally-based response officers have continued to target the area for patrols following recent reports of thefts," said a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police.

"They attended this incident and stopped two people nearby.

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

"Officers will always prioritise a reported crime in progress but even if we’re unable to attend 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 our ongoing investigation, please call 101 quoting reference 5221036101."

The pair remain in custody.