A man in his 40s has been arrested following a theft in Preston city centre.

Police were called at around 4pm yesterday (June 10) to a report that a suitcase and 33 knives had been stolen from the TJ Hughes department store in the Fishergate Centre.

A 41-year-old man from Preston was arrested nearby and is currently being questioned on suspicion of theft.

Lancashire Police currently have an ongoing operation to tackling shoplifting across the county.

Operation Vulture will see dedicated officers undertaking hotspot patrolling, increasing their visibility in targeted areas, and creating strong partnerships with retailers across the county.