Sussex

Fire crews free would-be burglar in Brighton

A suspected burglar in Brighton had to be freed by fire crews after he became stuck on a rooftop while trying to flee police.

Officers were called to reports of two men acting suspiciously in car parks in Rock Place at about 03.15 BST.

As the men fled the scene one became stuck and had to be rescued by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service. He was then arrested.

The second suspected was discovered in Lower Rock Gardens about an hour later.

Sussex Police said an 18-year-old man was suspected of burglary and criminal damage and a 17-year-old boy was being held on suspicion of burglary.

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