Man detained under Mental Health Act after arrest in connection with smashed windows

A smashed window in Wymondham after the damage. Picture: Courtesy of Philpott & Hall General Builder

A smashed window in Wymondham after the damage. Picture: Courtesy of Philpott & Hall General Builders - Credit: Archant

A man who was arrested after windows were smashed at 10 shops has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

A boarded-up window in Wymondham after last week's damage. Picture: Courtesy of Philpott & Hall Gene

A boarded-up window in Wymondham after last week's damage. Picture: Courtesy of Philpott & Hall General Builders - Credit: Archant

The man, aged in his 30s, was taken in by police in connection with criminal damage in Market Street and Middle Street in Wymondham, and a burglary of a premises other than a dwelling in Market Street.

He was later transferred to Hellesdon Hospital and detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act.

A police spokesman said the investigation was still ongoing.

The incidents happened on Thursday, April 6 at around 10.30pm.

A boarded-up window in Wymondham after last week's damage. Picture: Courtesy of Philpott & Hall Gene

A boarded-up window in Wymondham after last week's damage. Picture: Courtesy of Philpott & Hall General Builders - Credit: Archant

Richard Hall from Philpott and Hall General Builders in Wymondham said workers from his firm were among the first on the scene to clean up at the businesses affected, including the Cecil Amey Opticians branch in Market Street.

Mr Hall said: 'The main concern was for the security of the stock in the opticians but we also reviewed others affected and assisted the police in removing some of the glass debris.'

Paul Gardiner and Rob Hawes from Security Solutions Yes (SSY) were called out by the police to board up the broken windows between midnight and 3am that night.

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