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Police arrest man after boats are damaged and fight breaks out at Beccles Yacht Station

PUBLISHED: 17:28 13 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:54 14 August 2017

Coastguards and police were called following an incident at Beccles Yacht Station. Photo: HM Coastguard Lowestoft & Southwold

Coastguards and police were called following an incident at Beccles Yacht Station. Photo: HM Coastguard Lowestoft & Southwold

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A man has been arrested after an incident at Beccles Yacht Station in which a fight broke out and boats were damaged.

The vessel in question was being driven by someone under the influence. Photo: HM Coastguard Lowestoft & Southwold The vessel in question was being driven by someone under the influence. Photo: HM Coastguard Lowestoft & Southwold

The Lowestoft and Southwold Coastguard Rescue Teams were paged at 10.09pm by Humber Coastguard Operations Centre to reports of a vessel collision in the marina.

Suffolk police were also called to the scene after receiving reports that a fight had broken out.

Upon arrival, the attending coastguards and police officers witnessed a vessel being controlled by a drunk driver, who was driving erratically up and down the river.

During a two-hour negotiation period in which the driver refused to stop, the assistance of Hemsby Broads Lifeboat was requested. The lifeboat went down river and met with the vessel in question, where police were able to board.

One male, who had allegedly been wielding a baseball bat, was arrested on suspicion of causing an affray and taken to Great Yarmouth police investigation centre.

The vessel was secured at Geldeston Boat Yard and the coastguard team were stood down at 2am.

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