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Extra police patrols have taken place in Kingsway following reports of anti-social behaviour by a group of teenagers on Wednesday night (1 March).
Four 17-year-old boys and an 18-year-old man, all from Gloucester, were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, following reports that the group were causing issues in the area. They have all been released on bail while enquiries continue.
Officers from Neighbourhood Policing Team put on extra patrols on Thursday night in Kingsway. The police engagement vehicle was also at Kingsway Local Centre so officers could listen to residents’ concerns and offer additional support in reducing crime.
Gloucester’s Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Si Motala said: "We are aware of concerns by the community that a small group of youths has been seen causing anti-social behaviour in Kingsway.
"This sort of behaviour is not acceptable and we will take action to tackle the perpetrators of these incidents.
"We have put in measures to help residents feel safer in their own homes.
"The community of Kingsway can be sure that we will do everything in our power to protect them and ensure that the full force of the law is brought against those who are creating this disorder.
"I would also reiterate to parents and carers that they need to be aware of where their children are, what they are doing and who they are with."
Residents are being advised not to put themselves in danger and to call police on 999 if they see a crime taking place and if the offenders are present or nearby.
Officers would like to speak to anybody who witnessed anything suspicious on Thatcham Avenue, close to the Kingsway Local Centre, at around 7.30pm.
Anyone with CCTV or doorbell cam footage relating to any incidents is asked to contact police.
Footage can be submitted online by completing the following form and quoting incident 409 of 1 March: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/