A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a recent spate of burglaries and an alleged attempted handbag snatch that occurred on Saturday in Southampton near the junction with Middle Road.

A police spokesman said the burglaries were committed around the island recently, and that the attempted hand bag snatch from visitors riding a rental cycle, who almost lost their knapsack that was secured in the rear basket.

Police have launched an investigation into both incidents, including the series of burglaries and a court appearance is anticipated.

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