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Police arrest three men following an attempted break-in at John Wesley Primary School, off Cuckoo Lane, in Singleton

24 July 2014
by Samantha Williams

Three men are today in custody after police were alerted to a report of an attempted break-in at an Ashford school.

Officers were called to the John Wesley Primary School, off Cuckoo Lane, in Singleton, at 11.30pm last night to a report of a burglary in progress. 

After arriving at the scene, officers arrested two men from Ashford, aged 31 and 17, and a 21-year-old man from Cranbrook.

A lock on a storage container was broken during the attempted break-in

A lock on a storage container was broken during the attempted break-in

An extension is currently being built by contractors from WW Martin behind the school.

Forensic officers were today seen carrying out an inspection at the site. 

Site manager Darren Offen said: "We came in this morning and noticed the door of a storage container was busted. It will be fixed today."

A spokesman said: "Kent Police was called at 11.30pm on Wednesday, July 23 to a report of a burglary in progress at The John Wesley Cofe Methodist Primary School.

"Officers attended and arrested three males close to the scene.

"A 31-year-old man from Ashford, a 21-year-old man from Cranbrook and a 17-year-old from Ashford remain in police custody while officers continue their enquiries at the school today."

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