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A MAN has been arrested in connection with a break-in at a charity shop.

Hampshire Constabulary arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of burglary.

It comes as the Naomi House charity shop in High Street, Cosham, was broken into earlier this month.

Police launched an investigation into the burglary, which is believed to have happened sometime between the shop closing on Saturday, February 7, and first thing the following Monday morning.

Thieves stole around £270 in cash from the takings and float, along with a laptop, scratch cards and between 50 and 100 £5 shop vouchers.

The incident left staff, volunteers and members of the Cosham community shocked by the crime.

Law firm Irwin Mitchell donated £270 to the charity, which helps children and young people suffering from life-threatening illnesses, and their families.

This includes patients from the south-east Hampshire area.

The man arrested has been bailed until March 16, as police continue to make enquiries.

Anyone with information should call Hampshire police on 101, or alternatively call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.