Man questioned over £700 credit-card theft

A SHOREHAM man was arrested on suspicion of theft after more than £700 was spent on a credit card that was reported missing.

The man, who had been wanted for questioning over the theft, was detained after his details were checked when his vehicle was stopped during an operation at Withy Patch, off the A27 at Lancing, on Monday, March 24.

The 21-year-old was questioned before being released on bail until April 16 while officers carry out further inquiries.

Although the man was from the UK, he was one of six people arrested in Sussex as part of Operation Trivium, a national crackdown on foreign criminals using the roads.

Police officers from Romania, Lithuania and Poland came to Britain to help with the operation, which is aimed at catching travelling criminals who use the roads to avoid detection and move around the country.

As part of the operation, police also uncovered a cockfighting ring and a cannabis factory in Yapton after stopping a 46-year-old driver from Tangmere suspected of having lied to get car insurance.