TWO men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary, following increased police patrols after a crime spike in Whitefield.

The Whitefield neighbourhood team had been conducting a week of action in response to a number of reported in burglaries in the Hollins and Sunnybank area.

PCSOs from Greater Manchester Police have been on high visibility patrol in the area and offered crime prevention advice to residents.

Neighbourhood Police Officers have conducted a night time operation in conjunction with Special Constables and Specialist Support Units including the Tactical Dog Unit and Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit.

In the early hours of Thursday, October 29, a suspicious vehicle was spotted by officers.

It was then pursued from the Church Meadows Estate with assistance from the Tactical Dog Unit, the National Police Air Support Unit and GMP Traffic Officers.

Two men were subsequently detained by Police Dog Storm, who found the pair hiding.

The duo were arrested on suspicion of burglary and other offences, while the car was found to be linked to a series of burglaries in the Bury area.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Investigations are ongoing and we will be continuing with operational work in this area in the future."