Five teenagers held in Preston after 'violent disorder'

Grange Avenue
Image caption Officers were called to Grange Avenue, Ribbleton after reports of wheelie bins in the road

Five teenagers have been arrested after glass bottles were thrown at police officers by up to 20 youths in Preston.

Police were targeted at Grange Avenue, Ribbleton on Tuesday night, after officers were called to reports of bins being placed across the road.

Bottles and jars were thrown before the group of youths ran off into a nearby estate, police said.

Five local people, aged between 13 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and remain in custody.

Insp Andy Hill, of Lancashire Police, said: "We understand this incident will have left residents in the area upset and frightened and we are determined to trace the people responsible.

"We have a number of extra police in the area in order to reassure the majority of people on the estate who I am sure condemn these actions".

He added: "I would like to stress that we believe this is a minority of young people who have chosen to behave in this appalling way, which absolutely will not be tolerated."

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