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Newmarket - Two teenagers arrested for antisocial offences

Two teenagers have been arrested following reports of antisocial behaviour in Newmarket.

A 17-year-old girl from the town was arrested yesterday, Thursday 15 August, following reports of an assault on a man involving a group of youths near the Guineas Shopping Centre in Fred Archer Way on Monday, 12 August.

She was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, which are detailed as follows:

•    two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm
•    failure to comply with a community protection notice
•    theft from a shop
•    possession of class B drugs

The girl was taken to Bury Police Investigation Centre for questioning and has subsequently been released on bail until Thursday 12 September pending further enquiries.

A 14-year-old boy, also from Newmarket, was arrested yesterday evening on suspicion of four counts of criminal damage to a building, and one count of criminal damage to a vehicle. He has subsequently been released under investigation pending further enquiries. 

Chief Inspector Andy Pursehouse said: “We know the vast majority of young people do not engage in this sort of antisocial behaviour but unfortunately a small minority do and this can cause a negative impact on communities and affect quality of life. As such, tackling it remains a force priority and we have officers and staff working hard to make an impact.

“For those who are unwilling to respect their communities, we will take positive, appropriate action against them.

“We take all reports of criminal activity and antisocial behaviour seriously and would encourage anyone with information to come forward so we can continue to take action against those responsible.”