Cambridgeshire constabulary tonight refused to comment on the arrest of a student in connection with an alleged fire extingusher incident at the Millbank tower on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old man was yesterday being questioned at a Cambridgeshire police station after he was arrested by officers on behalf of the Metropolitan police.
Matt East, president of Anglia Ruskin University Students Union in Cambridge today confirmed one of their students had been arrested following the student protests.
He said: ”We, Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union, organised for a group of 200 students to attend the NUS national demonstration in London.
”During the demonstration Anglia Ruskin students acted respectfully and protested peacefully.
”However, on Thursday 11th November we learnt that an incident had occurred allegedly involving an Anglia Ruskin student.
”Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union does not condone any act of violence nor supports the action that took place between the hours of 3pm and 5pm on Wednesday 10th November at 30 Millbank, London.”
A spokesman for the Metropolitan police yesterday confirmed that a 23-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder following the protest on Wednesday.
He added: ”He is in custody at a Cambridgeshire police station.
”This arrest follows an investigation into public disorder on Wednesday 10 November where a fire extinguisher was thrown from the roof of Millbank Tower.”
Cambridgeshire constabulary refused to confirm which station the suspect is being held at.