A MAN has been arrested in Inverkeithing in connection with the theft of cars almost 160 miles away.

It has been reported that there was a heavy police presence centred on the town's Belleknows Industrial Estate last night (Wednesday), and was in connection to a crime that took place in Elgin, Moray, earlier this month.

Police Scotland have confirmed to the Press that a 25-year-old male was detained in Inverkeithing, and is set to appear at court in Inverness today (Thursday).

The suspect was traced following police enquiries into the theft of three vehicles 14 days ago.

In a statement, the force said: "With reference to our previous appeal after three cars were stolen from a car showroom in Elgin on Thursday, 14 January, 2021, please note:

"A 25 year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with theft by housebreaking.  He is due before Inverness Sheriff Court on Thursday, 28 January, 2021.

"Police enquiries are continuing.

"A full report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal."