A MAN who has been wanted by police for more than a fortnight has been arrested in connection with a number of offences.

Officers in Bishop Auckland launched an appeal to find Michael Claydon on December 20.

The 26-year-old, understood to be from the Shildon and Darlington areas, was arrested yesterday (January 4) in Shildon following a call from a member of public.

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Mr Claydon was arrested in connection with a shoplifting in Darlington and vehicle crimes in Shildon and Newton Aycliffe.