'Prolific offender' arrested after police find him sleeping in van

Police on patrol

Police arrested a "prolific offender" who was found sleeping in a van in Norwich - Credit: Archant

Police arrested a "prolific offender" after he was found sleeping in a  van. 

Officers from the Norwich East Safer Neighbourhood Team received new information regarding the whereabouts of a wanted individual on Friday (August 13). 

On Saturday, they swooped to arrest him after he was discovered sleeping in a van on Armes Street, in the Heigham Grove area of the city.

He was detained in relation to a serious assault and theft from a motor vehicle. 

The man was also wanted on recall to prison. 

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