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Police helicopter scrambled as youths trash empty Preston office

Posted on - 8th October, 2017 - 6:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The police helicopter was seen over the Church Street area Pic: Preston Chatterbox
The police helicopter was seen over the Church Street area Pic: Preston Chatterbox

Police were scrambled to an abandoned office block on Sunday afternoon to deal with a rampaging group of youths.

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Six young males, described as white and in their mid-teens, had gained accessed to Bhailok Court in Pole Street – just off Church Street.

Calls came into Preston Police around 5.30pm and Inspector Dave Britton said they brought in the police helicopter.

The building stands empty on the corner of Pole Street and Percy Street Pic: Google
The building stands empty on the corner of Pole Street and Percy Street Pic: Google

He said: “Officers had reports of boards being pulled off the building and youths inside. They were causing damage to the building.

“We called in the police helicopter from Barton and they deployed the Sky Shout system.

“This broadcasts a PA message and siren to the youths, a number of whom were on the roof.”

The youths came down from the roof and police made safe the building around 6pm.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

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