Pair released under investigation following arrests on suspicion of making off without payment at numerous pubs and restaurants in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex
Two people arrested in connection of a series of incidents at pubs and restaurants in East Anglia, where meals were ordered but not paid for, have been released under investigation.
Suffolk Police detained a 43-year-old woman from Sudbury and a 45-year-old man from Hadleigh yesterday, on suspicion of making off without payment, in relation to a number of cases reported between July and October.
After their arrests in Ipswich, the pair was transported to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
A police spokesman confirmed today that both the man and woman have now been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.
Most of the incidents occurred at businesses in Suffolk, including:
- Hintlesham Hall, Hintlesham, on August 9
- The George, Hintlesham, on August 24
- The Waterfront Bistro, Key Street, Ipswich, on September 2
- The Marquis of Cornwallis, Upper Street, Layham, on September 10 – meals ordered to the value of £197 without payment
- The Swan Inn, The Street, Monks Eleigh, in late October
There were also cases in Norfolk – at the Bird In Hand pub in Wreningham on July 19 and the Sugar Beat pub in Bracon Ash on July 20 – and in Essex, where a meal worth £146 was not paid for Barn Brasserie in Brook Road, Colchester on August 23.