A report of thefts from a well-known landmark on the Isle of Wight is prompting a police appeal for information.
Approximately 37 lead caps from support posts at Yarmouth Pier are believed to have been stolen sometime overnight between Tuesday, January 25 and Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
A forensic examination of the crime scene has taken place, and the West Wight Safer Neighbourhoods team continue to make enquiries in the community.
A 20-year-old man from Newport, Isle of Wight was arrested on Monday, January 31 on suspicion of theft. He was taken to Newport Police Station for questioning, and then bailed until February 18, 2011 pending further enquiries.
Investigating officer PC Tim Campany of the West Wight Safer Neighbourhoods team said: “I’d like to thank people in Yarmouth who’ve given me information while I’ve been out on patrol in the town. The investigation continues while a suspect is on bail. Police would like to hear from anybody else who noticed suspicious behaviour near Yarmouth Pier towards the end of January.”
Anyone with information can contact the West Wight Safer Neighbourhoods team by phoning 101 or emailing email@example.com
From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.