Police have confirmed they have arrested a man in connection with a series of racially aggravated criminal damage incidents in Milton Keynes.

The force has confirmed that a 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incidents. He has been detained under the mental health act.

The arrest and continued police appeals follow incidents that happened between February 21st and April 2nd.

In this time period, police have received reports of 26 offences of criminal damage across the LPA of Milton Keynes.

The incidents involved graffiti at places of worship, and was of a racist nature. The incidents happened in Willen, Broughton, Linford Wood and Kingston and involved graffiti being daubed on grave stones and also inside some church buildings. The Newport Pagnell war memorial was also targeted.

Milton Keynes Neighbourhood Inspector Michael Morland, said, “We are carrying out a thorough investigation in connection with this incident.

“We have arrested a man, but we are asking anyone with information or CCTV footage of any of these incidents to please come forward to assist in our investigation.”

People with any information relating to this case can help police with their inquiries by calling 101, quoting reference ‘43180055068’, or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously.