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Eleven arrested following public order incident in Grantham

Update, 13 November

We are continuing to investigate this public disorder and 16 arrests have now been made.

Of these, 12 people have been released on police bail with conditions.  These are all young men aged between the ages of 17 and 19.

People who were at ASDA in Union Street between 6.15pm and 6.30pm on Saturday 7th November, or who saw a group of young men shortly afterwards in the Market Place, are urged to get in touch if they witnessed this disorder.

Anyone with a video or dashcam footage of the incident could potentially help police solve what happened.

Officers are particularly interested in hearing from anyone who witnessed a young man leaving the ASDA store on an electric scooter.

Detective Sergeant Paul Sands from Grantham CID said:

“Any video that people have captured could be crucial to us so please make contact with us if you have one.

“People are well within their rights to film such a disturbance in a public place and you will certainly not be in any trouble for saying you filmed it.

“We are working extensively on this investigation, but we also really need your help.”

To arrange safe transfer of your footage please contact us through one of the following ways:

Update, 10 November

An 18-year old man was arrested at midday today in connection with this investigation. The arrest was made in Morrison's car park and the man is now in custody.

Update, 9 November

The two women who were arrested have been released with no further action. They were both from Grantham.

Two men from Grantham, aged 40 and 39, have also been released with no further action.

Of the other 7 arrests, two are from Grantham, three are from the London area and two from the Peterborough area. They have been released on bail while officers continue to investigate this incident.

Today a further three arrests have been made. Three men, all aged 19, are currently in custody.

Chief Inspector Phil Vickers says:

“Grantham is a really safe town and we will always take action against the small minority who wish unsettle this by intimidating or threatening people.

“This includes stopping anyone who feels it is acceptable to come into our county to do this and the national lockdown gives us a really good opportunity to tackle crime involving weapons.

“We have already removed over 120 weapons from our streets through our countywide weapons amnesty and at a time when our residents are limiting their journeys to keep others safe, we have more capacity to proactively target those who think it is acceptable to be out and about carrying one.

“You can help us know where to look for weapons by calling us on 101 or if you don’t wish to speak with the police, you can contact Crimestoppers and remain completely anonymous.”

“Residents in Grantham can expect to see officers dedicated to foot patrols throughout this week. Please speak with them if you have any concerns.”

Please always dial 999 in an emergency.

Original release, 7 November

Eleven people have been arrested following a disturbance in Grantham yesterday.

Just before 6.30pm we received several reports from members of the public in relation to a number of people believed to be carrying weapons in the town. 

Armed officers deployed to the area and a total of eleven people were arrested in connection with the incident, which started in and around Wyndham Park and ended in the Greyfriars area. Nine male suspects, aged between 17 and 40, and two women aged 26 and 32, were detained in relation to public order offences. All remain in custody for questioning.

It is believed that this was an isolated incident and many of the suspects are known to each other. Nobody was seriously injured during the incident.

If you have any information in relation to the enquiry and haven’t already spoken to police please contact us via one of the following ways:

  • By calling 101, quoting incident 369 of 07/11/2020
  • Alternatively, email force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk  - please remember to quote incident 369 of 07/11/2020
  • Via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
  • In an emergency always call 999

Reference: Incident 369 of 07/11/2020

13 Nov 20 4:55 PM

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