Man recalled to prison following arrest for criminal damage in Stone
A man arrested over criminal damage in Stone which affected several major businesses in the town has been recalled to prison.
The man, aged 27 from the Stone area, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Saturday (3 July) following extensive inquiries by officers.
This positive action included trawls of CCTV footage, forensic examinations and tracing people who were in the area at the time of the incidents, along with targeted overnight operations which resulted in the arrest.
During the offences, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer and Stone Leisure Centre each sustained considerable damage with a multiple number of glass windows smashed with ball bearings.
Our investigation is continuing and we will present the case to the CPS for a charging decision as soon as possible.
Chief Inspector Giles Parsons, of Stafford Borough Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), said: “I personally visited the businesses affected last week and I recognise the concern and upset that these incidents have caused.
“Our priority has been to do all we can to protect the people and businesses of Stone to ensure that such offences are not repeated.
“I’d like to thank the residents and community of Stone for all of their ongoing support as we continue to investigate this matter.”
Ch Insp 4618
Neighbourhood Policing Team Commander