Boy with “large carving knife” arrested over burglary in North Stifford

ESSEX Police has arrested a boy on suspicion of burglary, theft and possession of knives after stopping a man in North Stifford.

Officers received reports at 1.45am today (Monday, January 15) that a burglary was in progress in Birchfield and a motorbike had been stolen.

Police attended and suspects made off from the scene.

The motorbike was later found abandoned and after searching the area, officers arrested a 16-year-old from Dagenham in High Road, North Stifford, at around 2.45am. He was also found in possession of a large carving knife and someone’s driving licence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Grays CID on 101 quoting incident number 46 of 15/01 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Birchfield

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