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 Wanted men arrested by police


Two men wanted by police as part of a major investigation into an organised criminal gang have been arrested.

Brian Thexton, 43 and Ronald Thexton, 35, were arrested yesterday (Thursday, July 11) in the Gisburn area.

In May, officers, with support from Cumbria Police and Lancashire Police, had attempted to arrest both men in the Bishop Auckland area, but they made off from the scene.

The pair had been wanted by police in connection with a criminal gang believed to be responsible for thefts and burglaries committed across north Lancashire and northern England in the last year totalling more than £1million.

The men have been arrested on suspicion of theft offences and are currently in custody.