Police arrest man, 22, after ‘bottles thrown, window smashed and cars damaged’ in North Staffordshire



Police have made an arrest after a man reportedly smashed windows and cars during a night of violence.

Eye-witnesses say they saw a ‘distressed’ young man shouting and swearing before throwing bottles in Greyhound Court, Madeley.

They allege a hammer was hurled at the window of Premier Stores and two cars were damaged during the incident on Monday evening (November 9).

Several officers were then seen in John Offley Road and Greyhound Court searching for the suspect.

One witness said: “A young guy who was not in a good way was damaging cars and has been throwing glass bottles.”

Another added: “He threw a hammer at Premier shop window. He was apparently about to take it to my car which had my little girl and dogs in.”

And a third said: “He threw glass bottles at my car and at a women in a pushchair. He ran when the police came.”

A 22-year-old suspect was later detained on suspicion of affray.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “Police were contacted at 6pm on Monday to a report of criminal damage at¬†Madeley¬†Stores on Greyhound Court. A window had been smashed and damage caused to parked vehicles.

“Following an area search a 22-year-old man from Newcastle-under-Lyme was arrested on suspicion of affray.

“He remain in custody at this time.”





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