Police arrest man, 23, in probe on offensive graffiti

Racist grafitti on Rowley Drive
Racist grafitti on Rowley Drive

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a spate of racially offensive criminal damage in Newmarket.

The man, who is from the Newmarket area, was arrested by police on Thursday afternoon following the attacks at various locations across the town, which took place between Wednesday evening and the early hours of Thursday.

More than 25 reports of racially offensive graffiti, including Swastika logos and anti-Islamic messages, were reported to police.

Among the places targeted was a convenience store, Lime takeaway in Valley Way, and a large wall outside houses in Rowley Drive.

A number of vehicles parked in Exeter Road were also vandalised with paint during the time of the attacks.

The 23 year old has been bailed and will return to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on Thursday, February 20, for further questioning.

Anyone with information on any of the attacks should contact Suffolk Police on 101.