Two schoolboys arrested after brawl in King Street

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TWO teenagers were arrested after a violent brawl in South Shields town centre.

The incident happened at about 7pm last night in King Street near to the Metro Station.

Police were called after reports of a number of youths fighting and causing a disturbance

Officers attended and dispersed the group. Two 15-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and being drunk and disorderly.

Their parents were spoken to and informed of their children’s behaviour and both boys have been bailed pending youth surgeries.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify the others involved in the disorder and officers will be carrying out extra patrols in the area to reassure local residents.

Chief Inspector Sarah Pitt said: “Behaviour like drinking, fighting in the street and causing disorder will not be tolerated in South Shields and we will have extra officers in the area over the weekend to speak to residents and take action against anyone committing further offences.

“We will also be using dispersal orders in the area against anyone found causing problems, this means anyone involved in anti-social behaviour will be asked to leave the area, and if necessary further action will be taken against them.

“South Shields is a safe place to live and we will not allow the actions of a minority ruin this for the rest of the community.”

To report anti-social behaviour you can ring your Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101.