Pair arrested for failing to pay for meals in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk released under investigation

Two people arrested in connection with a series of incidents where offenders made off without payment from restaurants and pubs in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Police officers yesterday (Wednesday, November 18) arrested a 45-year-old man from Hadleigh and a 43-year-old woman from Sudbury on suspicion of making off without payment.

They were taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

It follows a series of reported incidents at various locations including:

Hintlesham Hall, on August 9; The George at Hintlesham, on August 24; The Waterfront Bistro, on Key Street, in Ipswich, on September 2; The Marquis of Cornwallis, Upper Street, in Layham, on September 10; The Swan Inn, The Street, Monks Eleigh, in late October; two cases were reported in Norfolk at the Bird In Hand Pub, in Wreningham, on July 19, and the Sugar Beat Pub, in Bracon Ash, on July 20; one case was also reported in Essex on August 23, at the Barn Brasserie, on Brook Road, in Colchester, where a meal worth £146 was not paid for.

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