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What's being done after these attacks in King's Lynn

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Published by Chris Craddock
12:25pm 11th January 2019. (Updated at 3:17pm 11th January 2019)

What's being done after these King's Lynn attacks went viral on Facebook.

Norfolk Police have said more high visibility patrols will be sent out to the town centre and the bus station.

It comes after several assaults in King's Lynn were filmed and put on social media.

 

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection to one the incident and has been bailed with a curfew as well as being banned from the town centre.

Those videos have been viewed tens of thousands of times and it's left a lot of people worried about safe in these areas.

KLFM spoke to Chief Inspector Amie Abbs about what is being done in King's Lynn.

king's lynn town centre near agros and wilko
where one of the attacks was filmed in the town centre

 

She told us:

"We will always seek to take action when material of this sort is brought to our attention.

"It's a priority for us at the moment and we are working closely with our partners like the council to make use of CCTV in the area.

"It is a priority for our local policing teams to deal with the youths in the areas.

"So expect to see an increase in high visibility patrols of police officers on foot and on bike."

 

there have been several issues with young people in the town centre

 

The first attack is believed to happened between 11th and 25th December in New Conduit Street.

But it was not reported to Norfolk Police who only became aware of it on Monday (7th Jan).

Officers are still investigating the second assault which happened on Christmas Day in St Annes Street at around 6:30pm.

This wasn't reported either and police found out as it was shared the following day.

 

female norfolk police officer in king's lynn
there will be more high visibility patrols

 

Three teenagers - one aged 13 and two aged 16 - were arrested in connection to that and bailed until 24th January.

Norfolk Police have released this statement:

We would like to remind users that under the law – the Children’s and Young Persons Act 1933 – juveniles are given automatic anonymity.

This means anyone under the age of 18 cannot be publically identified, even if they have been charged with an offence.

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