Officers were called to a burglary in Ansdell on 26th July 2023, whereby the suspect was inside a property and had been disturbed by the occupants returning home. A male was soon detained and taken into custody at Blackpool Police Station.
Iain Dudman, 46, of no fixed address, has since been charged with residential burglary. He's been remanded to court until the 25th August 2023 at Preston Crown Court.
Op Defender, a force wide campaign funded by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, works to crackdown on residential burglary.
Op Defender aims to locate and arrest offenders, take positive action to reduce residential burglary through crime prevention advice, and to safeguard and support victims of crime, keeping them at the heart of investigations.