ARRESTS MADE OVER BREWERY DAMAGE
FIVE men and a teenage boy have been arrested over £100,000 worth of damage caused to a brewery.
A group of 100 travellers forced their way into the Thwaites site and head office in Blackburn, Lancs, over last month’s Bank Holiday weekend, which led to a stand-off with staff.
The travellers eventually moved out on May 28 but not before leaving windows smashed, walls vandalised, doors ripped off their hinges and rubbish left strewn all over the building.
Yesterday, police carried out dawn raids at a traveller camp on Leverhulme Park in nearby Bolton.
Detectives are questioning a 43-year-old man on suspicion of burglary and blackmail, a 32-year-old man on suspicion of burglary, a 33-year-old man on suspicion of burglary and shoplifting, two men aged 21 on suspicion of burglary and a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of burglary.