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Second arrest made following vandalism spree in Norfolk town

PUBLISHED: 16:48 12 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:48 12 February 2019

Shop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEE

Shop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEE

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A second man has been arrested in connection with a vandalism spree which saw eight shops sprayed with black paint in North Walsham town centre.

Shop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEEShop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEE

Police arrested a 19-year-old man from the North Walsham area on Sunday evening following the incident, which happened around 4.30am on Sunday morning (February 10).

A spokesman said he was released pending an investigating, and a second 19-year-old, also from the North Walsham area, was then arrested and also later released.

The spokesman said: “He was released yesterday while further inquiries are made.”

Someone wearing a hoodie could be seen on CCTV footage from the town council and the local Costa Coffee. Shops targeted included Walsham Gents barber, the Digital Phone Company, Phoenix Vape and Kelly’s Plaice.

Shop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEEShop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEE

Robert Bird and Stephen Keen cleaned the paint off the shops the morning the damage had been caused.

MORE: Man arrested after town shop fronts are targeted in vandalism spree.

Shop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEEShop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEE

Shop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEEShop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEE

Shop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEEShop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEE

Shop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEEShop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint. Picture: DAVEY LEE

Shop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint Discarded paint cans can be seen a bin here. Picture: DAVEY LEEShop fronts in North Walsham's Market Street and Market Place were vandalised with spray paint Discarded paint cans can be seen a bin here. Picture: DAVEY LEE


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