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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.

Yesterday in Ipswich (Wednesday 18 November) officers 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 and have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
 
It follows a series of reported incidents at various locations including:
 
At Hintlesham Hall in Hintlesham on 9 August
 
The George at Hintlesham on 24 August 2020 
 
The Waterfront Bistro on Key Street in Ipswich on 2 September 
 
The Marquis of Cornwallis, Upper Street in Layham on 10 September meals ordered to the value of £197 without paying.

At 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 19 July 2020 and the Sugar Beat Public House in Bracon Ash on 20 July.
 
One case was also reported in Essex on 23 August at the Barn Brasserie on Brook Road in Colchester where a meal worth £146 was not paid for.
 

Previous release 18 November 2020

Police investigating a series of incidents where offenders made off without payment from restaurants and pubs in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex have arrested two people. 

Earlier today in Ipswich (Wednesday 18 November) officers arrested a 45 year old man from Hadleigh and a 43 year old woman from Sudbury on suspicion of making off without payment. They have been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning where they remain.
 
It follows a series of reported incidents at various locations including:
 
At Hintlesham Hall in Hintlesham on 9 August.
 
The George at Hintlesham on 24 August 2020.
 
The Waterfront Bistro on Key Street in Ipswich on 2 September.
 
The Marquis of Cornwallis, Upper Street in Layham on 10 September.

At 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 19 July 2020 and the Sugar Beat Public House in Bracon Ash on 20 July.
 
One case was also reported in Essex on 23 August at the Barn Brasserie on Brook Road in Colchester where a meal worth £146 was not paid for.
 
 
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