Teenagers arrested in Pitsea

Mick Ferris

Three teenage boys have been arrested after officers quickly responded to an incident in Pitsea at about 1.20pm on Sunday December 4.

Police received a number of reports of a group of people acting suspiciously, some of whom were reported to be carrying weapons.

As officers arrived, the group fled. Officers followed the group through Pitsea Market and arrested them close to Pitsea Library.

Two boys aged 17 and one boy aged 15 were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and attempted GBH.

Further enquiries led police to believe a teenage boy had sustained an injury earlier in the day. He is being now safeguarded by officers.

The three arrested have been questioned and released on bail as enquiries progress.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information I being asked to come forward.

You can submit a report on the police website or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about the website reporting services.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

Please quote crime reference 42/293564/22.

Mick Ferris

Editor Email: mickferris@yellowad.co.uk