14/12/2018 12:07 GMT

Man Arrested After Being Found With Huge Stash Of Twirl Bars

He was chased by police on their way to a Christmas dinner.

Press Association

A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after being found with £200 worth of chocolate bars.

Police said the man was found with the chocolates – which included a huge stash of Cadbury Twirl bars - after being chased by an officer. 

The man, who has not been named, was spotted “making off” from a shop in Hollins Road, Oldham. 

He was spotted by officers who were on their way to a Christmas dinner with the local community, Greater Manchester Police said.

In a Facebook post about the incident, the force added: “After a quick foot chase by PCSO Chadwick, male is detained and approx £200 worth of chocolate goods were recovered.”

After he was stopped, the man was also found to be carrying a kitchen knife. 

He was also wanted for failing to appear at court.