A 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a Dunkley’s Dairy truck that was removed from Reid Street, near Washington Lane, while its two staff members made deliveries on Monday.

The vehicle was later recovered by police within a matter of hours, on the Railway Trail near Riviera Road in Southampton.

A spokesman said last night (Tuesday, May 28) the the man arrested “currently remains in police custody pending further inquiries”.

Witnesses  or members of the public with any relevant information are asked to call the main police telephone number 295-0011.