Teenager arrested in Hastings for ‘carrying bladed article’

A 16-year-old was arrested in Hastings for carrying a bladed article, police confirmed.

Thursday, 7th March 2019, 11:38 am
Updated Thursday, 7th March 2019, 1:10 pm

Officers from the Hastings crime prevention team said a young man was stopped on Wednesday (March 6) after being spotted acting in a suspicious manner.

Confirming the incident on Twitter, Hastings Police said: “A 16-year-old male was later arrested for carrying a bladed article.”

Police said he has now been released on conditional bail.

Police added: “A 16 year old male is on conditional bail until April 3 for being in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

“This is so we can investigate the matter fully and a decision can be made by the Crown Prosecution Service.

“He will be bail checked daily by officers.”

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