A Slough man has been found guilty of attempted burglary.

Kevin O’Keefe, 38, of High Street, was arrested after he was seen forcing open the front door of a residential property in Aldin Avenue North at around 2.30am on Sunday (February 7).

He was approached by members of the public and tried to flee the scene but was held by them until police arrived.

He was arrested and found to be in possession of a tool used to force entry to the property.

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O’Keefe pleaded guilty to attempted burglary with intent at Reading Magistrates’ Court today (February 10) and was remanded in custody to be sentenced on a date yet to be confirmed.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Wayne Plowright, based at Slough Police Station, said: “O’Keefe clearly set out that night intending to steal and it is only thanks to the vigilant members of the public that he was not able to do so.

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“We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in our communities and we are pleased O’Keefe is now in custody and unable to cause any further harm.”