Warrant obtained to switch off Cheltenham alarm

Environmental health officers obtained a warrant to enter a building to turn off a burglar alarm that had been going off for five days.

The alarm, on the disused industrial unit in Lower Mill Street in Cheltenham, had been ringing since Saturday. It was switched off earlier.

The building, which used to be a car salvage business, has been empty for about a year.

The police and council had been unable to identify who owned it.

There is no manufacturer's name on the alarm.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that two parish councillors from Lincolnshire who were accused of disabling a faulty burglar alarm in a village were cautioned by police.

The pair had claimed they silenced the alarm because it kept going off.

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