Police hunting man who jumped into Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Leeds and Liverpool Canal

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POLICE are hunting a man who jumped into the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to escape arrest.

Officers were called to Clayton-le-Moors at 4.15am yesterday by a member of the public who saw two men acting suspiciously in Poplar Close.

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When they arrived, the men had made their way to the canal side at Maple Avenue and were attempting to get away in a canoe.

Insp Phil Hutchinson said: “The offenders made their way in a canoe.

“One jumped into the canal to get away.”

Officers found a range of property in the canoe, believed to be stolen, including three satnavs, vehicle fobs, power tools, CCTV cameras and melting Cornetto ice creams.

One man was arrested.

Anybody with information should call police on 101.

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10:24am Mon 21 Jul 14

Eric Shawn says...

A canoe as a get away vehicle... that's a first.
A canoe as a get away vehicle... that's a first. Eric Shawn
  • Score: 13

10:37am Mon 21 Jul 14

Primus622 says...

Cornetto ice creams? must have thought they were in a gondola...
Cornetto ice creams? must have thought they were in a gondola... Primus622
  • Score: 25

5:13pm Mon 21 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

Although this story has an air of amusement to it l am sure the householders were not amused in the least .House burglars are the scum of the earth.
Although this story has an air of amusement to it l am sure the householders were not amused in the least .House burglars are the scum of the earth. noddy57
  • Score: 7

7:49pm Mon 21 Jul 14

painterman1060 says...

Primus622 wrote:
Cornetto ice creams? must have thought they were in a gondola...
drowned with any luck scum
[quote][p][bold]Primus622[/bold] wrote: Cornetto ice creams? must have thought they were in a gondola...[/p][/quote]drowned with any luck scum painterman1060
  • Score: 5

11:20am Tue 22 Jul 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

Look at the bottom of the canal. (With a bit of Luck. Slimeball!) With a Cornetto stuck up his ar**!
Look at the bottom of the canal. (With a bit of Luck. Slimeball!) With a Cornetto stuck up his ar**! HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 3

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