Arrest over eBay ruins

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of theft after a piece of stone, said to be part of the Abbey ruins in Bury St Edmunds, was put up for sale on auction website eBay, with a starting price of £50.

The ruins are classed as a scheduled ancient monument and removal or damage to the stone work is classed as a criminal offence.

A Suffolk Police spokes-woman said: “On the evening of Saturday, May 7, a warrant was executed in the Huyton area of Liverpool and a piece of stone was recovered.

“A 24-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of theft and questioned by officers from Merseyside Police before being released on police bail to attend Bury St Edmunds Police Station on June 4.”