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Five teenagers arrested following violent disorder in Ribbleton

Posted on - 6th November, 2013 - 9:48am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Ribbleton

Police are appealing for information after officers were assaulted by a gang of youths.

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Bottles and other objects were thrown at police after a number of wheelie bins were placed across the road at Grange Avenue, Ribbleton.

The incident took place at 9.30pm on Tuesday 5 November and involved between 15 to 20 young people.

Lancashire Police have arrested five teenagers aged between 13 and 17 on suspicion of violent disorder.

Inspector Andy Hill, of Preston Police, said: “We understand this incident will have left residents in the area upset and frightened and we are determined to trace the people responsible. We have a number of extra police in the area in order to reassure the majority of people on the estate who I am sure condemn these actions.

“We are firmly looking to the community to help us bring these people to justice. We have made 5 arrests in total so far, but we are still continuing to make enquiries and we are looking to make further arrests in the coming days.

“If anybody has any information about the people who were involved in this disorder last night then I would urge them to come forward.”

“We have already had a number of people in the local community come forward with information and we would like to thank them for having the confidence to come forward.

“I would like to stress that we believe this is a minority of young people who have chosen to behave in this appalling way, which absolutely will not be tolerated. I would like to appeal directly to parents to help us by making sure they know where their children are and what they are doing.

“I would like to reassure people that we will deal with these incidents robustly. If you have any information at all which you think could help our investigation then please contact us.”

Members of the public can pass information to police either by calling 101, speaking to a local officer or anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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