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A 14-year-old has been arrested following anti-social behaviour on the streets of Bedlington
08 Jul | 12:26

The teenager was arrested on Saturday (July 6), on suspicion of a public order offence.

The arrest comes after reports that large groups of teenagers were participating in anti-social behaviour in Bedlington area and causing disorder including throwing rocks at cars.

Officers who attended to the reports were also faced with items being thrown at them and verbal abuse.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mick Aspey, of Northumbria Police, thanked local residents for their support and wants to reassure the public that action is being taken. 

He said: "We know the vast majority of young people do not engage in this sort of behaviour but unfortunately a small minority do and this can cause issues for people.

“It will not be tolerated and continued action is being progressed along with partners to tackle the issue including extra patrols in the area.

“The local Neighbourhood Policing Team are working hard to stamp out the trouble caused by the minority of offenders.

"We know that people can sometimes be scared of contacting the police in these circumstances through fear of future reprisals but we want to thank those members of the public for contacting police.

"You can be our eyes and ears on the ground and this arrest shows that we take anti-social behaviour very seriously and we will take action against those causing disorder and a full investigation into the events on Saturday evening is taking place.

“I also want to take this opportunity to say how disgraceful and unacceptable it is that our officers were abused and attacked in such a way when carrying out their duties. No emergency service worker should fear harm when responding to a call.

“I urge anyone with any information, CCTV or dashcam footage of the disorder over the weekend to get in touch with us so we can continue to take action against those responsible.”

Anyone who can assist officers should can call police on 101 using reference number 1082 06/07/19, fill in an online form at or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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