Four arrests in 'shocking' street disturbance

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 August 2014

Police attending a incident in George Street Friday evening, picture by Lester Solway.

Police attending a incident in George Street Friday evening, picture by Lester Solway.

FOUR people - including a 13-year-old boy - were arrested in a 'shocking' and 'disconcerting' incident in the middle of a Weston street.

Police were called to George Street at 7.40pm on Friday night after receiving reports of a disturbance at a property there.

Two police officers received minor injuries while dealing with the incident, which was attended by several police cars and vans, as well as the horse box.

A 26-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of affray and assaulting police, and a 34-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and assaulting police.

An 18-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy were both arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

A police spokesman said: “All have been released on bail while we continue our enquiries.

“Once we had dealt with the incident we continued to have a visible police presence for the result of the evening to provide additional reassurance to the local community.”

Nina Greaves, who lives in George Street, returned from the pub to see the arrests taking place.

She said: “It was really strange. People were standing around not saying anything, just looking on in shock.

“I have lived in George Street for 15 years and never seen anything like it. There hasn’t been any trouble or fights or anything like this. It was a real one-off. People are still talking about it now, but they don’t have any reaction, just shock.

“It is disconcerting when it happens in your own street. The biggest shock is it happened really early in the evening.

“If it had happened at 3am in the centre of town, it wouldn’t have been so surprising.”

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