Teen ‘burglar’ found semi-naked

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A 15-year-old suspected burglar was caught hiding under a lorry wearing just his pants after a police chase, the force has said.

A woman reported seeing someone breaking into her shed in Henshaw Place at about 10.30pm on Tuesday.

A police dog handler was dispatched, who saw the boy crouching in a garden in Wallsend Close.

He ran off and was finally detained under the lorry in a yard in Stratford Street at about 11.30pm.

Clothing, thought to be the boy’s, and power tools, believed to have been stolen from the shed, were found scattered along his route.

The boy, from Ilkeston, has been bailed pending further investigation.