A SUSPECTED attempted burglar was found hiding under a trampoline after being chased through residential gardens by police.

Shortly before midnight on Monday (May 14), a report was received of a man seen entering the window of a house in Belvedere Road, Newton-le-Willows.

A resident in nearby Highmarsh Crescent is understood to have been awoken by the chase as the suspect had tried to enter a door.

Officers found a man under a trampoline in a nearby garden.

A 25-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and was taken to a police station for questioning.

It is believed the suspect has absconded from prison.

Anyone with information on burglary offences is asked to contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.