Police make arrest after Turkish barbers across Sunderland targeted with graffiti

Officers investigating graffiti aimed at a number of Turkish barbershops across Sunderland have made an arrest.

Saturday, 30th January 2021, 11:30 am
Updated Saturday, 30th January 2021, 11:32 am

Northumbria Police confirmed to the Echo on Saturday, January 30, that a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage as part of the investigation.

He remains in custody while inquiries continue.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We can confirm a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after a spate of graffiti in Sunderland this week.

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Police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of criminal damage.

"Inquiries into the incidents are ongoing and the man remains in custody at this time.”

It is believed that the graffiti appeared overnight between Thursday, January 28, and Friday, January 29.

The graffiti for all the incidents said: “Leave your shop, your problem for people”.

Police are treating the events as linked.

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