Man arrested following break-in at leisure site
MEADOWSIDE SWIMMING LESSONS AND GYM USERS AFFECTED
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