UPDATE: Teenager bailed after Newmarket shop worker hurt as masked men attack Studlands convenience store

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A member of staff at a convenience store in Newmarket has been injured during a burglary.

The incident took place early this morning.

Three members of staff were in the building in Brickfields Avenue to deal with an early morning delivery when they heard noises coming from the front of the store and two masked men were seen acting suspiciously.

The men were challenged by one of the staff members and initially ran away, before turning back and throwing items at the shop front including bricks.

The shop front was smashed and one of staff members was injured after being hit by one of the bricks and sustaining a puncture wound to his ankle. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

While searching for the suspects on the estate officers discovered damage to two properties in Vincent Close. In one a window had been smashed, in what police are treating as an attempted burglary; and at the other, three wooden posts had been ripped off a fence. Both incidents are being linked with the crime at the convenience store.

* An 18-year-old man from Newmarket was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he has been questioned an bailed until Monday May 9. Anyone with any information should to contact Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 quoting reference 23857/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.