Man arrested in connection with damage to Eye Town Hall paintings
Police investigating an incident of burglary in Eye have arrested a man.
At some point between midnight on Friday March 30 and 9.30am on Monday April 2, 2018, an unknown offender forced entry into Eye Town Hall in Broad Street and damaged a number of paintings.
A fire extinguisher was also set off causing further damage to antique furniture.
The incident happened shortly before the town hall was to be informally launched as a £170,000 revamp neared completion.
The four 19th Century pictures included a former mayor, and General Sir Edward Kerrison, who served as an MP for Eye and funded the building of the hall.
A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary on Thursday March 7 in the Cumbria area.
He was questioned and has been subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.