A MAN has been arrested after a burglary at a pensioner's home in Wallasey.

Merseyside Police were called at around 5.44am today (Thursday) to Stourcliffe Road after reports that a man had forced entry into the home of a woman in her 70s by smashing a back window.

Officers attended and arrested a 28-year-old man from Bidston on nearby Station Road.

He has been taken to a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish if anything was taken.

Inspector Chris Lucan-Pratt said: "This arrest is another good example of our commitment to detaining anyone suspected of invading the privacy of homes in Merseyside.

"I want to remind people to be vigilant and report any concerns or information to police, and we will act on it – as we did early this morning during this incident.

"We are currently carrying out Operation Castle, a two-week push on tackling burglary and bringing offenders to justice.

2We are putting more patrols out, asking people to report anything suspicious, identifying repeat victims and safeguarding them.

"Everyone in Merseyside should feel safe in their homes, and we will be working with Neighbourhood Watch schemes so get involved in your local area and help to make a difference down your street."

Anyone with information regarding burglaries is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via twitter @MerPolCC or call 101.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.