Off-duty officer interrupts suspected burglary at Keynsham Masonic Hall

Published on: 05 Feb 2016

February 2016

An off-duty police officer is being praised for investigating a suspected burglary at the Keynsham Masonic Hall and helping to arrest two men.

He was nearby when he heard the alarm sounding at the hall in Bath Road just before 1pm on January 30. He found a rear fire door open and a car parked there.

A man appeared in the doorway and the officer detained him on suspicion of burglary and called the police on 999. The 23-year-old was arrested and later bailed until February 19.

A second man was seen inside the building and was arrested after a police dog was sent in to search. The man, aged 27, was later taken to the Royal United Hospital for treatment to a leg injury. He has also been bailed until February 19.

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