Detectives investigating the suspected theft of items from a Lancashire museum have arrested a man.

Earlier this year police received information that artefacts from the Lancashire Council Museum Service had been stolen. 

Following further enquiries, Lancashire Police, supported by their colleagues from West Mercia Police, executed a warrant in Ludlow on Friday (December 16).

Further searches then took place in Ludlow and Hereford and a quantity of suspected stolen property was recovered at an address.

A 31-year-old man from Ludlow arrested on suspicion of theft.

He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A spokesperson for the police said: "If anyone has any information about the alleged thefts or believes that they can help with our enquiries, please call 101 or email, quoting investigation number 04/116599/22.

"If you have any enquiries regarding the status of a particular find, such as whether it has been affected by this incident, then please contact the Lancashire Council Museum Service."