Man quizzed after vandalism of historic Eye town hall
PUBLISHED: 14:28 19 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:17 19 March 2019
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A man has been questioned by police following the vandalism of a historic Suffolk town hall.
A number of priceless paintings were reportedly slashed during the break-in at Eye Town Hall, which took place just after the building had been given a £200,000 makeover.
A fire extinguisher was also set off, with staff at the town hall in Broad Street saying there was shock across the town following the break-in sometime between midnight on Friday, March 30 and 9.30am on Monday, April 2 last year.
The paintings in the town hall included a grand portrait of Samuel Peck, a key figure in Eye as mayor from 1875-76.
Now Suffolk police say they arrested a 47-year-old man in the Cumbria area on Thursday, March 7 on suspicion of burglary.
“He was questioned and has been subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries,” a force spokesman said.
Anyone with information about the incident should call Suffolk police on 101.
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