Boys arrested following criminal damage at railway heritage centre

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Police have arrested two boys in connection with a report of criminal damage at the Great Central Railway Heritage Centre in Ruddington.

The extensive damage occurred at around 6.45pm on Monday (29 April 2019). Windows were smashed in three train carriages.

A group of about six boys were disturbed by a volunteer and are believed to have fled on bikes toward Rushcliffe Country Park.

Two boys, aged 12 and 14, were arrested last night (Wednesday 1 May 2019) on suspicion of criminal damage.

Thet have been released on conditional bail and the police investigation continues.

Inspector for the Rushcliffe borough Craig Berry said: “I would like to express my thanks for all the public support around this investigation.

“As a result of a number of crucial witnesses coming forward Nottinghamshire Police have made two arrests.

“Although the investigation is still in its early stages this is significant step forward and we will continue to follow up enquiries to identify all those involved.

“It is important that anybody with any information still reports this to the police on 101, quoting incident number 765 of 29 April 2019.

“I’d also urge people who live or work in the vicinity of the centre and who have CCTV cameras my to check whether you may have captured this group of boys on camera between 5pm and 7pm on Monday (29 April 2019).

“If you have any information please come forward and call us on 101.”

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