Gang of youths damage bike

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A GANG of youths damaged a bike in the town centre on Saturday night (March 19).

The owner locked it on the racks at Priory Meadow, in front of Kings Walk, at around 9pm.

Shortly afterwards the gang of youths started jumping on the statue and climbing up scaffolding on the town hall.

One of them attempted to break the bike’s lock and damaged both the front and back wheels.

A 17-year-old from St Leonards was arrested for criminal damage and has been released on police bail until April 21.

The owner of the bike has not yet come forward and police are anxious to trace them.

Anyone with any information can call Sussex Police on 0845 6070999.