Fire crews help police catch suspected burglar

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FIREFIGHTERS in South Tyneside turned crimebusters as they were drafted in by police to help with the arrest of a suspected burglar.

A crew from Fulwell fire station in Sunderland was called to Railway Terrace, East Boldon, at around 2am.

Watch manager Steve Bewick, said: “I think he was trying to break into somewhere and the police had caught him in the act.

“He was in a locked rear yard. The police already had him handcuffed but they needed a hand to get him out.

“We used our short extension ladder to get over the wall and raised the roller shutter to let them out.”