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.

Most Read

"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."

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter