Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Sting in the tail for raid suspect

A burglary suspect arrested in Leeds needed hospital treatment after hiding in a bush containing a wasps' nest

A suspected burglar had to be treated in hospital after he disturbed a wasps' nest as he hid from police.

The man was arrested in Leeds by police investigating a raid on a furniture store.

Officers found him hidden in a bush, where he was not alone.

West Yorkshire Police's Leeds Inner South Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) posted on Facebook: " A male has been arrested after breaking into business premises in Hunslet tonight. The male however is currently in hospital after making the unfortunate decision to hide from the police in a bush and thus disturbing a wasps' nest."

The suspect was taken to hospital before he was charged in connection with the theft of a fish tank from The Range store on the Tulip Retail Park in Hunslet. He is due before magistrates today.

The NPT posted: "Just for information the male who was part of the 'sting' operation at The Range has been charged with burglary".

They added: "You will be pleased to know his swellings have gone down."

The police's Facebook postings have prompted a wave of jokey responses along the lines of "Is that what's called a sting in the tail lol".

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