Arrest over theft of goods from Leeds hospital ward

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Police have arrested a man as part of an investigation into thefts from Leeds General Infirmary.

The 37-year-old man was arrested at a house in Keighley on Thursday evening in connection with the thefts of a mobile phone, laptops and other equipment earlier this month from a children’s cancer ward.

A mobile phone and a laptop have been recovered. The man was subsequently bailed pending further enquiries.

Inspector Richard Clarke, who heads Leeds City Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are very much aware of the high level of public interest in these offences given the location in which they have occurred and we are conducting a full and comprehensive investigation into them.

“The arrest of this man and the recovery of some of the stolen items are significant developments and we will be continuing our enquiries to establish the full circumstances and take positive action.”

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