Officers wade through marshland to arrest burglary suspect on houseboat
PUBLISHED: 13:40 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 13:41 29 August 2018
A man has been arrested following two early-morning houseboat burglaries in marshland.
Police were called to the River Green area of Thorpe St Andrew at about 5am on Wednesday, August 29 following reports of a burglary on a houseboat.
A short time later, officers received a second call in relation to a burglary in progress on a second boat, moored on the River Yare near to the Rushcutters pub.
Officers managed to access the scene via marshland and detained a suspect on board the houseboat.
Two appliances from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and a boat attended to help bring the officer and suspect safely to land.
The suspect, a man in his 20s, has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been taken to Aylsham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
The incident had initially been believed to be a rescue operation.