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A boy, 13, has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife after officers responded quickly to the scene of a disorder in Tamworth.
Police were called shortly after 2pm on Tuesday (22 February) to Bolebridge Street.Officers attended and a teenager had been detained by a member of the public. No one was hurt and officers seized a knife.A 13-year-old boy, from North Warwickshire, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife in a public place and affray. He has since been released on conditional bail while inquiries continue. Inspector Stuart Coleman, of Tamworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are aware that comments about the incident have been posted on social media. “To reassure local residents, we will be carrying out patrols in the area and would encourage anyone with any concerns to speak to us.“I would also like to thank members of the public who acted quickly and contacted us. “Officers are now working to establish the circumstances of this incident and I would ask anyone who has any information on what happened to get in touch.”Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, should contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 329 of 22 February. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.Visit our website for information on our #DitchTheBlade campaign and details of the help and support available: www.staffordshire.police.uk/ditchtheblade
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