AN 18-year-old man from Thornbury was arrested on suspicion of theft in the early hours of this morning.

Patrolling officers spotted a man acting strangely by a car in Gillingstool after around 1am today, Thursday 24.

They arrested an 18-year-old nearby at about 1.15am on suspicion of theft from a vehicle and going equipped for theft.

He was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Neighbourhood PC Natalie Draper said: "Thornbury is a lower crime area, but I'd still ask people to be security-conscious. “Always make sure your car is locked when you leave it, with nothing left on view inside. It's best to take your sat nav and mobile phone with you, and it's a good idea to register your car stereo system at"