After being mistaken for a burglar, Milkman was detained.

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After being mistaken for a burglar, Milkman was detained.

After one of his milkmen was detained while on his rounds, a dairy owner termed the search for a burglar a farce. He was apprehended 15 minutes after showing police pints and empties in the back of his van, according to Russ Gibson.

The delivery worker was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, according to Mr Gibson, even though police had spotted him placing milk on a customer’s doorstep. Officers responded to an attempted break-in at a shop in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, where a guy in a van was purportedly involved.

Mr Gibson, who owns Aycliffe Dairies, said his milkman called him at 2.45 a.m. to say he had been followed by police, who had stopped him and inquired about his whereabouts.

After displaying milk and empty in the van, he was allowed to leave. However, officers approached him during his lunch break and arrested him on suspicion of burglary.

He informed them that they were looking for the incorrect individual and that a tracker would reveal that the van had not been near the convenience shop.

The driver is no longer suspected of burglary, but hindering police is being examined.

“It was a complete farce,” Mr Gibson added. We are frequently stopped by the police, and the situation is usually settled quickly. Regardless of what he stated, they were uninterested; all they saw was a white van and a bearded man. It’s one of those stories that makes you unsure whether to laugh or cry.”

“After refusing to disclose his details, the driver was detained on suspicion of attempted burglary and obstructing a police officer,” Durham Police said, adding that CCTV showed a van and someone acting suspiciously.

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