Teenagers arrested after disorder incidents in Burnley

Two teenagers have been arrested following reports of anti-social behaviour in the Bank Hall area of Burnley.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:50 pm

Police were called to Thurston Street shortly after 6pm on Monday, April 5th, to reports of anti-social behaviour where approximately 30 youths were reported to be congregating.

Officers attended and received further reports of an assault and an allegation of racial abuse.

Patrols in the area were increased and two Dispersal Orders were put in place to supplement the ongoing Covid restrictions allowing police to disperse anyone that is acting, or is likely to act, in an anti-social manner in the area.

The disorder incidents broke out over the Easter weekend
The disorder incidents broke out over the Easter weekend

A spokesman for Burnley and Padiham Police said: "Officers launched an investigation and have now made two arrests following the disorder.

"A boy and girl, both aged 15 and from Burnley, were arrested earlier today on suspicion of racially aggravated public order and affray. They have both been released on police bail pending further enquires.

"Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information can call 101 quoting log 1173 of April 5th or independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 55511."