More than a dozen arrests after Bramford crime spree

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More than a dozen teenagers have been arrested after a crime spree in Bramford.

Police have said at least 13 suspects have been detained and interviewed following a series of low-level offences in the village over the past two or three weeks.

These include criminal damage and burglaries.

Suffolk Constabulary has stressed that not all of those who were taken into custody and questioned are still under arrest.

However, a spokeswoman for the constabulary said at least seven are and they are currently on bail, pending further enquiries. Their ages range from 14 to 18.

Several incidents, which were being treated as arson, occurred around the middle of September.

St Mary the Virgin Church in Church Green sustained damage to the inside of the premises on September 15 when seating and a carpet were drenched after a water fire extinguisher was set off.

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The following day there was damage to the inside of a club in Acton Road after it was broken into.

Between September 18 and September 21 a car was vandalised with spray paint in The Street.

In another incident between September 20 and 21 the top of a hedge was sawn off.

On September 20 between 10pm and 10.30pm a locked workshop was broken into and a car inside had one of its windows smashed.

Crime scene investigators were said to have found forensic evidence during their investigations.

By last Thursday the number of arrests made by the Safer Neighbourhood Team which covers the village was up to seven.

By Sunday the number had risen yet again, with a total of 13 people being detained over a six-day period on suspicion of involvement in some or many of the crimes.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said: “We are investigating a series of incidents of criminal damage and burglary in Bramford and have made a number of arrests. Enquiries are continuing.”

One of those released on police bail must report back on October 25, while others have been bailed until the middle of November.

Anyone who has information which could help the police investigation should telephone 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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