A MAN was arrested in Great Lever after police spotted him carrying a chainsaw.

The man was stopped by police early on Sunday when they saw him carrying the device in Settle Street, Great Lever.

The chainsaw is thought to have been stolen, and police are now trying to trace its owner.

The man was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Anyone with information about the suspected burglary or anyone who knows the owner of the chainsaw can ring police on 0161 8565619.