Extra police patrols in Telford after five people arrested over dispute between two groups

By Mat Growcott | Wellington | News | Published:

Five people have been arrested in Telford following a number of crimes related to a dispute between two groups.

Yesterday evening police responded to a report of potential disorder in Victoria Avenue, Wellington.

On Friday, officers were called to a report of an aggravated burglary in Regent Street. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

It follows another incident in the area of Millbank on March 1 where three men were arrested for public order offences.

The incidents are between two groups known to each other, say police.

Officers will now increase the number of their patrols in Wellington, and police bosses said they would 'take necessary measures' to curb further violence.

Telford local policing commander Superintendent Jim Baker said: “Tackling serious and organised crime is one of our priorities and we take a robust response and will do whatever is necessary within our jurisdiction to prevent those involved in causing further violence in our communities.

“We simply won’t tolerate this type of behaviour and will relentlessly pursue those involved to disrupt their criminality.

"Increased patrols will be carried out in Wellington over the coming days to not only offer reassurance to our local communities but to make sure we are doing all we can to keep them safe.

"Officers won’t hesitate to intervene and take necessary measures to help prevent any further violence.”

Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

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