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Police arrest naked Tesco burglary suspect

A customer wheels a trolley at a Tesco supermarket store in central London, April 12, 2005. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - A naked man was arrested on suspicion of burglary on Wednesday after getting stuck in the chimney of the Tesco store he was allegedly trying to steal from, police said.

Greater Manchester Police said officers were alerted to the Tesco Express store in the Pemberton area of Wigan at 5:30 a.m. after receiving a report of “concern for a man.”

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man trapped in the chimney breast. The 22-year-old was freed by firefighters and, after it was discovered he was naked, officers took him to hospital. He was later discharged and is now in police custody.

“It is believed some of his clothes came off as a result of him struggling to get out of the chimney,” police said in a statement.

Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Steve Addison