TWO men were arrested today after their fresh footprints in the snow led the police to them from the scene of a break-in.

At around 4.30am on this morning (February 2) following reports of a burglary in progress at the Corner Shop on Wombwell Road.

Two men, aged 40 and 33, were detained a short distance away on the suspicion of burglary.

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The men were tracked from the shop after police followed their foot prints in the fresh snow.

Chief inspector for neighbourhoods and partnerships, Andy Berriman said in a tweet: “Cursing the snow?

“A couple of burglars certainly are who are in our cells after breaking into a local shop at Platts Common.

“You can run, but you can’t hide in fresh snow.”