TWO people have been arrested after a series of burglaries in which more than £1 million of items were stolen from people’s homes near Knutsford.

An investigation was launched into 11 burglaries which took place between Friday, March 18 and Thursday, June 16 – one in Over Peover and 10 in Prestbury.

During the incidents, a number of high-value items were stolen, including watches and designer clothing.

At around 7am this morning, Friday, police executed a warrant at an address on Shadowmoss Road, Wythenshawe.

A 33-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman were both arrested at the address on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

The pair are both being held in police custody where they are being questioned by officers.

Detective Sergeant Angela Coppock, of Macclesfield Proactive Team, said: “This morning’s warrant in Wythenshawe follows extensive enquiries regarding a number of high value burglaries across the Prestbury and Over Peover areas.

“Led by the Macclesfield Proactive Team, the investigation relates to 11 incidents where we believe more than one million pounds worth of property was stolen.

“We have been gathering evidence and intelligence behind the scenes and the extensive work has now led to two people from Greater Manchester being arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglaries.

“I hope that this morning’s arrest provide reassurance to our communities, demonstrating that we are committed to doing all we can to tackle this type of criminality.

“I also hope that it acts as a warning to other offenders who are thinking about coming to Cheshire to commit crime.”