Teen arrested after alleged disturbance inside Saffron Walden Costcutter

Costcutter in Saffron Walden

Costcutter in Saffron Walden - Credit: Google Earth

A teenager has been arrested after allegedly punching windows at a Saffron Walden shop.

A witness to the incident claimed that a boy was shouting, swearing and breaking windows inside Costcutter on High Street.

The witness reported that the boy cut his hand.

Essex Police said it received reports of a disturbance at the shop on Tuesday, January 4 at around 3pm.

Police officers arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of theft, criminal damage, common assault and public order offences.

The boy has since been released but an investigation into the incident is underway.

A police spokesperson said: "A teenage boy has been arrested after a disturbance at a shop.

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"We were called to the scene with reports of damage being done to a Costcutter store.

"We arrived and arrested a 16-year-old boy.

"He has been released under investigation."