Nine Arrested In Dawn Raid
12 October 2011, 13:39
Nine new arrests have been made two months after petrol bombs were thrown, police were hit with missiles and a police car was damaged.
More than thirty officers were involved in Operation Remus this morning, they made nine arrests, some of which were in bedrooms as officers woke up their suspect.
The arrests were made for the violent disorder and criminal damage that occurred on 9th August. A group of around forty people moved from central Milton Keynes to Bletchley thought to have been copying the riot scenes in London. As well as the violence and damage The Golden Palace Chinese restaurant in Bletchley was robbed and a bus driver was left traumatised.
The arrests made today were mainly teenagers one of which was just fifteen years old. Thames Valley Police have now arrested a total of nineteen people in connection to the disorder. So far one of these has been jailed.
DI Kelly Glister says: "All police staff, local partners and the community have been extremely helpful and an integral part of this investigation. I would like to thank them all so much for their dedication and support in this case. I would like to further appeal for assistance in identifying the other offenders".
If you have any information about a person that may have been involved you can call Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505.