A SUSPECT has been charged following clever work by a police dog in Warrington.

Cheshire Police was called to reports of suspicious activity on Thorneycroft Drive in Fairfield in the early hours of Thursday.

The police dog unit was also deployed, with PD Jax recovering suspected stolen items following a ‘lengthy search and hide and seek’.

A suspect has since been charged, and he is due to appear in court tomorrow, Wednesday.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “At 3.24am on Thursday, March 21, police were called to reports of suspicious activity on Thorneycroft Drive, Warrington.

“The caller reported a man attempting to break into cars in the area.

“Officers attended, supported by the police dogs unit, and 26-year-old man was arrested in the area.

“Zack Miller, of Howson Road in Orford, was subsequently charged with going equipped for theft.

“He appeared before Chester Magistrates’ Court the following day, March 22, where he was remanded in custody to appear at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on March 27.”

Cheshire and North Wales Police Dogs Unit added: “Grit, determination, patience and a little game of hide and seek resulted in one man arrested for theft offences.

“Stolen property was also recovered by police dog Jax and his handler following a lengthy search in Warrington.”