UPDATE: Nine arrested after early morning raids

Bletchley Coral bookmakers had its windows smashed
Bletchley Coral bookmakers had its windows smashed
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Police have now arrested nine people they had warrants for this morning who are thought to have been involved in the disorder in Bletchley on August 9.

Around 30 officers went to nine different addresses across the city, including Stony Stratford, Neath Hill and Fishermead, between 7am and 7.30am and the operation has largely proved to be a success.

As a result, one 15-year-old, three 16-year-olds, three 18-year-olds, one 20-year-old and one 31-year-old were arrested this morning.

Operation Remus has been building over the last few weeks culminating in the widespread action taken this morning. Acting Detective Inspector Kelly Glister said she was shocked the people arrested for committing damage, thefts, robberies and violence operated in their own city.

She said: “They should be ashamed for the unrest they have caused within their own community and we will do everything we can to reassure the public and bring these people to justice.

“Superintendent Nikki Ross, Local Policing Area Commander, has stated that all identified persons will be arrested following this unacceptable incident and I am pleased that the majority now have been. The policing response will continue until this objective is met.”

Seven offenders have already been charged with a host of offences from the night, with one jailed and one more on police bail.

DI Glister added: “All police staff, partners and the community have been extremely helpful and an integral part of this investigation. I would like to thank them all so much for their dedication and support in this case.”