Man ar­rested fol­low­ing break-in at leisure site

MEADOWSIDE SWIM­MING LES­SONS AND GYM USERS AF­FECTED

Burton Mail - - News -

A MAN was ar­rested after a break-in at a Bur­ton leisure cen­tre over the week­end.

The in­ci­dent is be­lieved to have taken place at 3am on Satur­day at Meadowside Leisure Cen­tre.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, a call was re­ceived by the cen­tre’s alarm com­pany be­fore they de­tained a man close to the scene, but po­lice be­lieve two peo­ple were in­volved in the in­ci­dent.

The spokesper­son said: “There was a break-in at the Meadowside Leisure Cen­tre this morn­ing. One per­son was de­tained.

“The call came from the alarm com­pany. We de­tained one male close by. In­ves­ti­ga­tions and foren­sics are con­tin­u­ing this morn­ing. We be­lieve there were two peo­ple in­volved”. Ac­cord­ing to the leisure cen­tre’s Face­book page, swim­ming les­sons be­fore 10am were can­celled, but those planned for the rest of the day were go­ing ahead as planned.

The cen­tre re­opened at 10am and the gym re-opened just be­fore 1pm.

A spokesper­son for the cen­tre has also con­firmed that some classes did not take place.

An East Stafford­shire Bor­ough Coun­cil spokesman said: “We had a break-in in the early hours of this morn­ing.

“There was some dam­age done and some­one was ap­pre­hended. Po­lice are try­ing to find some­one else”.

They were un­able to con­firm if any­thing was stolen.

The run­ning of the leisure cen­tre is due to be taken over by Hinck­ley­based Sports and Leisure Man­age­ment Ltd from next month.

It was hand-picked by East Stafford­shire Bor­ough Coun­cil to run leisure fa­cil­i­ties in the area for the au­thor­ity for the next 10 years.

Some £1.7 mil­lion is set to be in­vested in the cen­tres after the pri­vate firm was given the go-ahead to take the reins from Fe­bru­ary 1.

Ac­cord­ing to the coun­cil, the move will en­sure “qual­ity leisure ser­vices for the com­mu­nity,”

Meadowside Leisure Cen­tre

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