SIX men have been arrested following a burglary in Calne.

At around 1.50am on Monday there was a break in at a firm in Beversbrook Centre industrial estate.

The burglars had gained entry by cutting through fencing and stole thousands of pounds worth of copper.

Officers knew of a suspicious vehicle which had entered the county earlier in the night and located a blue Peugeot 207 parked on a track near Dauntsey.

Six men, aged 18-51, all from London , were found in the vehicle and arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A short while later officers also spotted a Fiat Doblo van in Lyneham, which was searched and found to contain what is believed to be the stolen copper components.

PC Jamie Ball, from Wiltshire North Community Policing Team, said: “This was fantastic, swift work by our officers who managed to not only make six arrests, but also locate a van and find the suspected stolen items.

“Our investigation into this crime is continuing so we would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious at the estate to call us.”