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Six arrested following series of incidents – Newbury

News   •   Aug 10, 2018 10:47 BST

Thames Valley Police has made a series of arrests following a number of incidents in Newbury.

Between 24 June and 26 July, there were eight incidents of robberies, thefts, drug offences and public order incidents in central Newbury.

  • On 24 June, a charity box was stolen from a Domino's Pizza store on The Broadway.
  • On 10 July, a teenage boy was assaulted and a mobile phone was stolen near Almond Avenue.
  • On 14 July, there was an altercation involving a group of men in Craven Road and drugs were also located at the scene.
  • On 16 July, an altercation took place in Craven Road.
  • On 21 July, three offenders were seen making threats to a teenage girl in Tudor Road.
  • On 23 July, a mobile phone was stolen in Victoria Park.
  • On 26 July, a man in his twenties was threatened in Brummel Road.

Investigating officer Sergeant Simon White, of Newbury police station, said: “We would like to appeal to anyone who may have information regarding any incidents of this type in Newbury.

“There will be an increase in foot patrols in Newbury, particularly Northcroft Park, Victoria Park and the canal tow path, as reassurance to the public and we are a taking a number of measures to detect and prevent future incidents.

“Anyone with information regarding these or similar incidents in Newbury is asked to call 101, quoting reference 43180233905.”

Information can also be reported online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Note to Editors

A 16-year-old boy from Newbury has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

An 18-year-old man from Newbury has been arrested on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply class B drugs and possession of a pointed/bladed article in a public place.

A 16-year-old boy from Newbury has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in public and possession of class B drugs.

A 17-year-old boy from Newbury has been arrested on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply class B drugs.

A 17-year-old boy from Newbury has been arrested on suspicion of possessing with intent to supply class B drugs.

A 51-year-old woman from Newbury has been arrested on suspicion of permitting the use of a premises for smoking of a controlled drug of class B.

All of those arrested have been released under investigation.