‘Naked’ man arrested over trashed city centre hotel remains in police custody

A ‘naked’ man arrested after a hotel was damaged in Sheffield city centre remained in police custody last night.

Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 05:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 05:57 am

The 26-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage after officers were called to the Travelodge on Broad Street West, close to the Park Square roundabout, at around 11pm on Sunday.

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage after a disturbance at a Sheffield hotel

The bar and restaurant area of the hotel was trashed in a disturbance in which chairs were overturned, crockery was smashed, computer equipment was damaged and a CCTV system was attacked.

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A hotel guest who arrived at the hotel after the incident was reported to the police said he saw a naked man handcuffed by officers.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: “Police were called at around 11pm on Sunday following reports of criminal damage in a hotel in Sheffield city centre.

“Further reports of similar damage were received a short time later from another premises in the Broad Street West area.

“A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and remains in police custody.”