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Man arrested after damaging woman’s car with broken guitar in Upminster

PUBLISHED: 10:07 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:07 07 March 2018

Station road

Station road

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A 52-year-old man was arrested in Upminster town centre last night (Tuesday, February 6) after allegedly attacking a woman’s car with a guitar.

Police officers were called to Station Road at around 5.38pm to reports of an aggressive male smashing a guitar and shouting at members of the public.

On police arrival the suspect was detained and searched, during which time officers discovered he had a broken guitar with him.

At this point, a woman approached the officers and pointed at the suspect, stating: “He just damaged my car for no reason.”

The woman claimed she had seen the man smashing his guitar near her car, a silver Volvo, and had heard a loud bang – when she inspected her vehicle she found the near side back door had been damaged.

The suspect, who officers reported smelt strongly of alocohol, was arrested at 5.58pm on suspicion of criminal damage and has since been released pending further investigation.

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