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Man 'wanted to be arrested so he had a bed for night' after doors of Marks & Spencer in Bury St Edmunds damaged




A man 'wanted to be arrested so he had a bed and was fed for the night' after the doors of a Bury St Edmunds town centre shop were damaged.

Police were alerted at about 3.10am to reports that a man was using a metal fire bucket to damage the front doors of Marks & Spencer, in Buttermarket.

A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Marks & Spencer, in Buttermarket, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mark Westley
Marks & Spencer, in Buttermarket, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mark Westley

On Twitter this morning, St Edmundsbury Police said: "Sadly the male wanted to be arrested so he had a bed and was fed for the night."

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Matthew Banks, 30, of no fixed address, was charged with criminal damage and was due to appear at Suffolk Magistrates' Court today.

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