Teenager arrested after car brick attacks in Washington

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A TEENAGER has been arrested following reports of bricks being thrown at cars in Washington.

The arrest comes after police received a number of calls about cars being struck on Front Street, Concord, on Wednesday.

Officers attended the scene and arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of causing a danger to road users. He has been bailed to attend a youth surgery.

Paul Stewart, Neighbourhood Inspector for the area, said: “While some people may see this sort of behaviour as a laugh, they need to realise the seriousness of their actions.

“Not only is it criminal - throwing objects at cars has the potential to seriously injure a driver, or worse.

“Anyone involved in such behaviour risks being arrested and could face a fine, being made subject of an Anti-Social Behaviour Order or even receive a prison sentence.

“There can also be problems later in life when a criminal record can affect some career choices.

“Our officers are out on patrol and won’t hesitate in making arrests in relation to such acts.

“I would ask that the public continue to contact us with information about any incidents causing them concern in the community so we can take appropriate action.”

People can contact police on 101, extension 69191 or via the Northumbria Police website, www.northumbria.police.uk