Attempted break-in at Southsea shop

Police outside student accommodation in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth on Friday Picture Ben Fishwick

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POLICE are looking for a man who tried to break into a department store in the early hours.

The suspect tried getting into Debenhams, in Palmerston Road, Southsea, by kicking a security shutter and glass panel. He then fled after realising he couldn’t get in the shop at about 4.45am on Saturday.

Officers want to speak to a man who was walking his dogs in the area at the time.

Anyone with information should call Southsea police station on 101.