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Four Teenagers Arrested On Portland
Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a spate of alleged criminal damage in the Tophill area of Portland -with four teenagers being arrested.
The incidents happened in the early hours of Saturday 29 September 2012 at premises in Weston Street, Reap Lane, the Straits and Bumpers Lane with windows and a vehicle being damaged.
Police Sergeant Sam Goom, of Portland Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:
"There has been an increase in reports of criminal damage on Portland over recent weeks and the Portland Safer Neighbourhood Team has been working hard with the community to address their concerns.
"We have arrested four teenage boys on suspicion of causing the damage and they are currently on police bail.
"It is believed that this most recent occurrence may be linked to alleged criminal damage that occurred earlier in September
- where several vehicles along Park Road were damaged including the community minibus.
"The Portland Safer Neighbourhood Team continues to investigate all of these incidents and is keen to speak to witnesses or anyone who saw anything suspicious.
"If you have any information you can speak to us in strictest confidence by calling 101."
Four boys, two aged 15, one aged 14 and one aged 13, all from Portland have been arrested and are helping the police with their enquiries.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 29:49. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.
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