Youths arrested for criminal damage

Latest news from Northumbria Police.
Latest news from Northumbria Police.

Police have arrested two youths in connection with a number of incidents of criminal damages in Alnwick.

Since Monday, August 11, officers have recorded seven incidents of criminal damage, with three of these being reported at the Duke’s Middle School.

Two 13 year-old boys have been arrested already in connection with the offences as police warn more arrests will be made to find those responsible.

Inspector Paul Truscott, of the Alnwick Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “This behaviour is simply unacceptable and we don’t want this sort of reckless damage ruining our town. We will be making more arrests and I hope this serves as a warning to anyone who has caused damage or is intent on causing damage that we are watching and will take action.

“I must also stress to parents that they know where their children are when out and about and give them advice about the consequences they could face if they cause crime and disorder.”

Extra officers have been on patrol in hotspot areas and will continue to target these areas. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 080 555 111.