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Arrests made after trees and plants damaged in Harleston

Two men have been arrested after plants and trees were damaged in Harleston town centre in the early hours of this morning (June 17).

Police were called to The Thoroughfare at about 1.20am by a member of the public who reported that trees and plants, newly planted as part of the Market Town Strategy, were being uprooted and damaged.

Officers arrived on scene and detained two men, aged 22 and 24, who were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where they remain.

The incident happened at about 1.20am this morning (June 17).
The incident happened at about 1.20am this morning (June 17).

Inspector Laura Symonds said: "Thanks to the prompt call from the member of the public we were able to quickly dispatch officers to the scene.

"We know this has caused much discussion within the local community and I would like to reassure them we will be working closely with Harleston Town Council and South Norfolk District Council as part of our enquiries so that residents, business owners and shoppers can continue to enjoy the changes made to Harleston Town Centre."

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