Police investigating local reports of a man suspiciously looking into properties in Barnehurst have been found and arrested a suspect.

Barnehurst Police released an appeal on Thursday, November 19, responding to reports of a man with dread locks 'looking into properties' in Barnehurst.

He was described as a white adult male with blond dread locks, and police appealed to the public to call 101 if the man was spotted acting suspiciously around the area.

Following patrols, and with the help of officers in Thamesmead Moorings, the male was successfully identified over the weekend.

He was arrested after he was found to have breached a Community Protection Notice.