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Three arrested after attempted burglary at Worthing's Aquarena site

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing metal from the site of a new swimming pool.

Police were called to the Aquarena in Brighton Road, Brighton, at about 11pm last night.

A force spokesman said a group tried to take away a quantity of copper from the site of £17 million development.

He added: “A 42-year old man of no fixed address, a 22-year old Shoreham man and a 16-year old boy from Sompting are currently in custody for interview and further enquiries."

PC Nick Bartlett, of Sussex Police’s West Sussex Response Team, said: “Cracking job by PC Glen McArthur who arrived first on scene single crewed, spotted the males making off and detained them until other units arrived at his location.”

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12:27pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Wiggsy says...

"Aquarena in Brighton Road, Brighton"...........
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I wish it was in Brighton - I ran past this last week and the building looked great - everything the King Alfred should have been.
"Aquarena in Brighton Road, Brighton"........... .. I wish it was in Brighton - I ran past this last week and the building looked great - everything the King Alfred should have been. Wiggsy
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1:06pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Numi says...

Wondered how long it would be before someone tried to steal the metal as soon as I saw the building was being clad in copper. Surely it shouldn't have come as a surprise, when we read about cable thefts on an almost daily basis for much smaller quantities of copper - they might just have well have painted steal me in big letters at the entrance to the site.
Wondered how long it would be before someone tried to steal the metal as soon as I saw the building was being clad in copper. Surely it shouldn't have come as a surprise, when we read about cable thefts on an almost daily basis for much smaller quantities of copper - they might just have well have painted steal me in big letters at the entrance to the site. Numi
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2:11pm Thu 17 Jan 13

NickBrt says...

Hope the thieves dont turn out to be carolines favourite group of people, if so we must release them immediately.
Hope the thieves dont turn out to be carolines favourite group of people, if so we must release them immediately. NickBrt
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