Wounded burglary suspect hospitalised after being arrested over two attempted break-ins in Bowness (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Wounded burglary suspect hospitalised after being arrested over two attempted break-ins in Bowness
11:46am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
AN alleged burglar suspected of causing £600 damage after trying to break into a commercial garage in Bowness was taken to hospital with a serious hand wound shortly after being arrested by police.
A large number of police officers including dog handlers were called to Rayrigg Road at 2.15am on Monday after a member of the public reported seeing suspicious activity in the garage.
Evidence of an attempted break-in, causing around £600 damage, was found after three windows within the garage were discovered smashed.
A Cumbria Police spokeswoman said a 'significant amount of blood' was located on scene which, she said, suggested the offender or offenders may have injured themselves.
A police dog then led its handler to a nearby caravan park where police located evidence of a further attempted break in at a caravan.
Police searched the area and located a 37-year-old man from West Yorkshire in the vicinity of Rayrigg Road at around 3.30am.
He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and attempted burglary and taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for treatment for what officers said was a 'significant hand wound'.
He was discharged from hospital on Monday and released on police bail until February 11 pending forensic evidence as police inquiries continue.