POLICE stopped a burglary in progress and returned stolen items to the owner.

Officers were called to Burgess Hill this morning (Friday) after getting a call.

Inspector Darren Taylor said one arrest was made, and said stolen fishing equipment had been stashed away nearby by the would-be thief.

He wrote: “Hook, line and sinker. Fantastic pro-active work from the Mid Sussex Team early this morning in Burgess Hill. One in custody for Burglary. [He was] caught with the goods as well.”