A MAN who allegedly stole First World War and Second World War medals was arrested after after a police officer spotted him during a Remembrance parade.

The 44-year-old, from Chelmsford, was wanted in connection with a burglary in Main Road, Chelmsford, on 2 August.

It is claimed he stole medals from both World Wars.

Sgt Richard Everitt from Essex Police tweeted that he had spotted the suspect during the two-minute silence in the city and arrested him afterwards.

The officer tweeted: "Have just attended the #Chelmsford #RememberanceSunday parade. During the 2 minute silence I spotted a male who was wanted so was arrested shortly after.

"He was wanted for burglary & allegedly stole WW1 & WW2 medals along with other war memorabilia.#LestWeForget"

The man has been released on bail.