Twelve-year-old with baseball bat arrested in town centre

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Two 12-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon after an incident in Crawley town centre.

Police said they were called after a boy was seen near County Mall carrying a baseball bat and threatening people on Thursday (September 1).

Officers arrived at about 3.45pm. A group of youths ran off but were later stopped by police.

A police spokesman said: “A 12-year-old boy, from Redhill, was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty.

“A 12-year-old boy, from Horley, was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty.”

They have been bailed until September 19, officers added.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101 quoting reference 1043 of 01/09.

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