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RAF LAKENHEATH — A contract construction worker who allegedly attempted to enter RAF Lakenheath with a small amount of marijuana was released with a warning, authorities said.

The British man, who the Ministry of Defense Police press office declined to name because he was not formally charged, entered Gate 1 of the base on Nov. 4 and was stopped for a vehicle search after a drug dog signaled his car, according to MOD spokesman Patrick Nealon.

The contractor admitted to just having smoked a marijuana cigarette, and police confiscated the remainder of the cigarette from him, Nealon said.

The man, who worked in an area of nonoperation, was allowed on the base following the marijuana seizure.

Antiques, racing memorabilia stolenNEWMARKET — Cambridgeshire authorities are investigating a high value robbery of Kirtling Tower in the horse racing capital of England.

The suspect, who authorities said was dressed in black and acted alone during the Nov. 18 burglary, made off with several hundred thousand pounds worth of rare antiques and horse racing memorabilia, including the trophy from the Bay Malton race in 1764 and two gold-plated fruit trays, according to a Cambridgeshire Constabulary news release.

Kirtling Tower is the isolated home of Lord and Lady Fairhaven, according to the Cambridgeshire police.

Man arrested in theft of trailers, beerFELIXSTOWE — A 40-year-old man faces a host of charges following his arrest for the theft of two tractor-trailers from a storage yard on Nov. 19, authorities said.

One of the trailers was full of beer, according to the Suffolk Constabulary.

Mark Dewhurst, of Liverpool, is charged with theft, dangerous driving, aggravated taking without consent and driving without insurance, according to a Suffolk Constabulary news release.

Authorities did not say if the stolen beer was recovered.


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