Three arrests made in connection with knife crime offences in Desborough
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Three boys have been arrested following knife crime offences in Desborough.
One of the incidents happened in Braybrooke Road last week (January 13) at 5.15pm when a man had a tobacco pouch stolen from him by three boys at knife point.
Three arrests have been made in connection with this incident of boys aged 14, 15 and 17.
A second incident occurred at the Coop store in Gladstone Street on January 6, 2022, when a boy stole items from the shop before assaulting a staff member and an off-duty police officer. A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection.
Police Sergeant Mark McInulty, said: “Over the past few weeks we have been working hard to tackle these issues in Desborough and I am pleased that we have now made three arrests.
“I hope these arrests will reassure the community that we are listening to their concerns and taking these problems in Desborough seriously.
“We understand the anger felt by the local residents in regards to these incidents but unfortunately we have struggled getting people to come forward and give us statements and support police action.
“I would implore people to help us tackle these crimes by telling us what you know and we can take the appropriate measures to reassure you and ease any concerns you might have in talking to the police.”
If you have any information about these series of crimes, please call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.