A TEENAGER has been arrested this morning after being seen trying car doors, possible intending to steal them.

Police in Westhoughton reported at around 8.30am on Thursday September 16 that they had arrested the 17-year-old male.

Officers say they received multiple reports from local residents about car doors being tried in the Westhoughton area over last night and into the early hours of this morning.

Specialist resources were deployed to investigate the potential crimes and have now detained the teenager.

Police have confirmed that the 17-year-old is now in custody awaiting interview.