Two youths arrested over Welwyn Garden City disturbance

PUBLISHED: 16:05 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:30 06 February 2018

Chambers Grove in the Woodhall area of Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Google Street View

Chambers Grove in the Woodhall area of Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Google Street View

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Police were called to a disturbance involving a large group of teenagers in Welwyn Garden City, which resulted in two arrests being made and other youngsters being detained.

A police spokeswoman said: “Police were called to Chambers Grove at 4.54pm yesterday (Monday, February 5) to reports of a disturbance involving a group of youths.

“It was alleged that the group had pinned a male against a wall.

“On police arrival, the group dispersed and police spoke to the remaining youths.”

A 15-year-old boy from Luton has been charged with possession of a bladed article, namely a knife.

He has been bailed and will appear at Central West Herts Youth court on Wednesday, February 21.

A 16-year-old boy from Luton was arrested on suspicion of harassment and has been released under investigation.

Sergeant Stephen Hynes, of the Welwyn Garden City Safer Neighbourhood Team, said in a message to Neighbourhood Watch members: “We attended an incident in which there were many youngsters involved (aged 13 upwards).

“Some parents have already been visited, several taken home.

“Two arrested.

“If I or my team attend an incident and youngsters interfere with the investigation, they will also be detained.

“I was challenged by several 14 year olds who refused their details.

“Net result was that they were detained, placed in handcuffs and taken home to prevent them interfering with what we were doing.

“If young people are engaged in disorder and refuse to give their details to attending officers, expect to be detained or arrested.

“We are here to keep Welwyn Garden City safe.

“If you interfere with our work, you will be implicated.”

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