Police make arrest after finding stolen items on social media

The stolen items have been recovered and returned to the original owner. Picture: Avon and Somerset

The stolen items have been recovered and returned to the original owner. Picture: Avon and Somerset police - Credit: Avon and Somerset police

A Weston-super-Mare man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after police discovered stolen items on Facebook.

Avon and Somerset police uncovered a number of motocross helmets, trousers and body armour on the social media site on Friday.

The items had been reported as stolen from a property in Birnbeck Road, in Weston.

A 26-year-old man was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) after undercover officers met with him to 'buy' the items.

He has since been released under investigation.

The stolen items have been returned to the original owner.