A GROUP of neighbours stopped a pair of men thought to have been burglars.

Residents spotted the two young men entering a home in Greenock Close, Ladybridge, at around 7pm on Sunday.

As they left the property, a witness said that the burglars were blocked by a group of nearly 20 neighbours who stopped them from leaving and kept them on the premises until the police came.

Once officers arrived at the home the two people were put in handcuffs and taken away in a police car, the witness added.

The Bolton News has approached GMP for comment on the incident and is awaiting a response.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact police officers on 101 or use the Live Chat reporting service on www.gmp.police.uk.