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Man arrested after A14 police chase drama

PUBLISHED: 16:33 17 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:19 19 July 2019

King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds was broken into Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds was broken into Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a break-in at a Bury St Edmunds secondary school resulted in a police chase on the A14.

Officers were called at 12.10am today to reports of glass being smashed at King Edward VI School in Grove Road and on arrival saw a vehicle leaving the scene.

Police pursued the vehicle onto the A14 before it left the carriageway at Risby and then collided with street furniture.

Officers arrested a 33-year-old man from London in the car park of Claas UK in Risby on suspicion of burglary and are still hunting another man in connection with the incident.

The man was taken to Bury St Edmunds Investigation Centre and has since been bailed until August 1.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said two offenders got into the kitchen area and then smashed glass to gain entry to an office.

A sum of cash, along with food and drink items, were stolen.

The school was open today but the kitchen was closed while crime scene investigators worked at the site.

Pupils were able to access other food outlets at the school during the day.

A statement on the King Edward VI School website thanked students for their maturity during a "logistically tricky day" and confirmed its catering services would be back to normal tomorrow.

The statement read: "We are pleased to report that the scenes of crime officers have finished their invetsigatory work and that we can now access the school's kitchen.

"The catering team have committed to clearing, cleaning and sorting their workspace in time to resume full catering service from tomorrow morning.

"We are hugely grateful to them for their efforts and feel lucky to have such resilient and resourceful colleagues.

"Our students have been mature and helpful over the course of a logistically tricky day and we thank them for their forbearance."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101, quoting reference 41729/19.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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