A SUSPECTED domestic abuser was caught hiding in a river by police.

Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Police thanked those who helped in the search in a Facebook post.

The 30-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of actual bodily harm after being discovered in the River Thames, close to North Meadow in Cricklade.

The post continued: “If you see some wet and muddy officers today you’ll now know why.”