A gardener has been left terrified after his home on the eastern edge of Nottingham was vandalised with garden lights and the word “garden” spray painted on the outside.
The vandalism at The House of Lilies on the Corner of Horsfield Road and Woodgate Lane took place on Thursday morning.
When the gardener called the police, a man who had come to pick up his pet cat, which was not in the house at the time, was immediately arrested.
“It was just so shocking.
I’m not letting this go,” he told the Nottingham Post.
Gardener Alan Maclaren said he was shocked to hear the word garden used on the street.
He said: “It’s really frightening because I’m a gardener and I’m used to seeing the word ‘garden’ on the side of a house, it’s just something I don’t think is appropriate.
It’s the same sort of thing that goes on on the west coast, I’ve never seen anything like it.”
He added that the homeowner was not the only person who had done the damage to the home.
Police said that while the burglary took place at about 8:30am on Thursday, it had been reported to the police by the homeowner at around 10.30am.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary at around 9.30 am.
We have launched an investigation and will be making a statement tomorrow.
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the Nottinghamshire Constabulary via 101.
More to come.