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Man, 30, arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after closure of Sandwich Guildhall


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A 30-year-old man has been arrested after a bottle of water was thrown through a town council's office window, leading to the building being shut for almost a week.

The incident happened shortly before 9am last Tuesday and forced the closure of Sandwich Guildhall, in Cattle Market.

A broken window at Sandwich Guildhall, pictured on November 16
A broken window at Sandwich Guildhall, pictured on November 16

Sandwich Town Council, whose offices are based within the Grade II*-listed building, took the decision to close it for safety reasons.

The building, which offers tourist information and is also used by private hirers, remained shut until yesterday (Monday).

Now, a man has been arrested and inquiries continue.

A spokesman said: "Kent Police was contacted at 8.35am on Tuesday, November 16 following a report that a bottle had been thrown through a window in Cattle Market, Sandwich.

"A review of local CCTV was carried out as part of an ongoing investigation and a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage before being released pending further enquiries."

Police and forensic vehicles at Sandwich Guildhall after the incident
Police and forensic vehicles at Sandwich Guildhall after the incident

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/235229/21.

They can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form by clicking here.

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