Detective thanks public for response to appeal

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A Long Eaton detectives has thanked the public for their help in an appeal for information after a robbery on West Park in the town.

At the end of last month, DC Mark Walker appealed for information after a 16 year-old victim was threatened in an attempt to take his bike.

A 15 year-old boy from Long Eaton has now been interviewed after members of the public came forward with information about the incident which happened on Saturday, April 22.

DC Mark Walker, who issued the original appeal, said: “I would genuinely like to thank those members of the public who came forward with information about this incident, this was pivotal in identifying the suspect.

“Thankfully incidents like this are very rare in Long Eaton and so the response from the public helps to send the message that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

“As the boy arrested is a juvenile the matter has now been passed to the Erewash Youth Offending Team for consideration.”

A Youth Offending Team (YOT) is a team made up of representatives from the Police, Probation Service, Social Care, Health and Education. They identify the things that may be contributing to the young person’s offending as well as measuring the risk they pose to others. This enables the YOT to identify suitable programmes to address these factors, and, hopefully, prevent the young person offending again.