Two teens arrested in Burnley following on from anti-social dispersal order in the town

A boy and girl, both aged 15, have been arrested in Burnley following a dispersal order for nuisance problems in the town.

The two teenagers were arrested following reports of anti-social behaviour in the Bank Hall area of Burnley.

It comes after Lancashire Police were called out to Thurston Street shortly after 6pm on Monday, April 5 to reports of anti-social behaviour where around 30 youths were reported to have met up.

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

Police have arrested two teens in Burnley

The force stepped up its patrols in the area and two dispersal orders were also issued due to the ongoing Covid restrictions allowing police to move on anyone that is acting, or is likely to act, in an anti-social manner in the area.

Officers also launched an investigation and boy and girl, both from Burnley, were arrested on Friday on suspicion of racially aggravated public order and affray.

The pair have both been released on police bail pending further enquires.

A spokesman for the force said that enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information can call 101 quoting log 1173 of April 5 or independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 55511.