Partnership works to keep borough safe
Published Wednesday, 30 December 2015
Bromley Police and the Safer Bromley Partnership are appealing for any further eye witness accounts of a fight that broke out in intu Bromley on Boxing Day.
Borough Commander Chris Hafford said: “Police responded rapidly to the incident and two youths have already been arrested and charged. We are working closely with the security team at the centre and have very good CCTV images, but further information in helping to identify the remaining three youths is always welcome.”
A fight broke out in a shop between two small groups of young people from another borough. Weapons produced during the fight were retrieved by Police following the incident. Though an isolated and extremely unusual incident in the centre of Bromley, it caused shoppers concern as initially they had no idea what was happening.
Cllr Kate Lymer, Executive Member for Public Protection and Safety said: “On behalf of the people of Bromley, I met the Borough Commander yesterday to discuss the incident and was impressed by the Police response. I want to reassure residents and shoppers that this was an isolated incident, nothing to do with terrorism, and involved young people from outside the borough fighting amongst themselves. Nonetheless, I can appreciate it was undoubtedly alarming for those who were there at the time.”
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