TWO have been arrested for burglary after an off-duty officer detained a woman early this morning.

An off-duty police officer detained a woman for burglary in Little Lever at 6.20am this (Sunday) morning.

The officer's quick thinking resulted in two people being arrested for burglary just hours later.

Greater Manchester Police thanked the officer for their awareness while not on shift.

In a statement, police bosses said: "Two suspects have now been arrested for burglary thanks to the awareness of our off-duty officer.

"GMP would like to thanks the officer for their bravery and hard work during this incident."