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BREAKING NEWS: Man arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after ‘substance’ is poured in Northampton’s Market Square fountain

Fountain in Market Square, Northampton, pictured in April 2014 overflowing with bubbles. NNL-140820-163111001

Fountain in Market Square, Northampton, pictured in April 2014 overflowing with bubbles. NNL-140820-163111001

A ‘substance’ has been poured into the fountain in Northampton’s Market Square, resulting in one man being arrested.

Police arrested a man on suspicion of criminal damage this afternoon (Wednesday) after the fountain was targeted yet again.

A tweet from Northamptonshire Police, shortly after the incident at 3.30pm, read: “At 3.30pm today a man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after a substance was poured into Northampton’s Market Square fountain.”

No further information has so far been given by police or Northampton Borough Council, which is in charge of the fountain.

The fountain, which reopened last year, was targeted by vandals three times earlier this year and was pictured overflowing with bubbles.

On the third occasion three people were caught putting liquid into the fountain on CCTV.

At the time Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council said: “It may seem like a harmless prank, but this sort of behaviour is damaging public property, costing the council time and taxpayers money as we put the fountain right for people to enjoy.”

 

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