TWO men were arrested after an attempted burglary at a The Harvest Mouse in Heswall.

Merseyside Police were called to the Pensby Road pub at around midnight on Wednesday, March 7 after a man tried to enter a door at the rear of the pub and another had accessed a fire door leading to a private flat above the pub.

Staff confronted the man outside the pub and the pair left in a blue Subaru car.

Officers managed to track down and seize the car which is suspected to have been stolen.

A 34-year-old man from New Brighton was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, driving while disqualified and drink driving.

A 36-year-old man from Bidston was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, driving while disqualified and driving while unfit through drink or drugs. 

They were taken into custody where they are being questioned by detectives.

Community inspector Georgina Minnery said: “We will detain anyone we suspect of being involved in burglary of homes and businesses in Merseyside.

“I urge people to residents and businesses to report any concerns or information to police, and we will act on it – just as we did early this incident late last night.

“We are four days into Operation Castle, a two-week push on tackling burglary and bringing offenders to justice, and have already arrested a number of people soon after burglaries have taken place.

“We have been putting more patrols out, asking people to report anything suspicious, identifying repeat victims and safeguarding them.

“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.

Information can be passed on by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111