One man was arrested after a “ram raid” at an Altrincham Sainsbury’s.

Police attended the supermarket on Lloyd Street at 1.15am on Sunday.

They arrived while the incident was ongoing and, as a result, one man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods.

The supermarket was shut for the rest of the day with a staff member turning away the shoppers and telling them there was a ram raid.

There was damage to two cars in the car park, which were removed during the day, as well as to the building externally and internally.

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A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “At around 1.15am this morning (Sunday) officers received a report of a burglary at a store on Lloyd Street.

“Officers attended and were able to secure the arrest of a man under suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods.”

The store reopened at the start of the week although the section of the store to be targeted, next to the Travel Money counter and the toilets, remained shut.

A Sainsbury's spokesperson said: "Our Altrincham store was temporarily closed following an incident which happened in the early hours of the morning. The store reopened as normal today and we are supporting the police with their investigation."

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This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.