Teenagers arrested at Eastbourne bonfire procession

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Police arrested three teenagers at Eastbourne bonfire procession on Saturday (October 3).

A 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl, both from Eastbourne, were arrested following a disturbance at the bandstand just before 11pm.

The girl was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and obstructing police while the boy was arrested for assaulting a police officer and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

Both have been released on police bail until November 30.

Police also arrested an 18-year-old man from Hailsham at around 9pm in Wilmington Square.

The man was given a penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly.

Police also issued a dispersal order after a small group of teenagers got into a fight at the bandstand.

A number of people were also asked to leave the seafront and the area around Terminus Road.

Inspector Rachel Barrow said, “The bonfire in Eastbourne was a safe event and people came and enjoyed it. However there were a small number of people who caused problems.

“We worked with organisers to make sure we policed the event appropriately and will continue to do so during next year’s event.”

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