Teen arrested, burglary suspect detained and window smashed in night of anti-social behaviour

Police in Newport are appealing for witnesses after three incidents in the town in the space of 12 hours.

The smashed window looking out onto Newport
The smashed window looking out onto Newport

A 13-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife and affray after an incident on the High Street area at about 6pm on Friday).

Nine hours later, at 3am on Saturday, a man was arrested on suspicion of burglary at a home on Stafford Street.

West Mercia Police said that when officers arrived at the scene a man had been detained by members of the public.

A window was also smashed at a shop on the High Street.

The owners of A Box of Goodness, near to the Buttercross, took to social media to say it was another expense for a small business to cover and hassle for the staff.

"Unfortunately it’s not the first time and sadly we know it won’t be the last," they said.

Police said that anyone who witnessed, or had knowledge of any of the incidents should contact 101.

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