13 people arrested over violence in Shoreham town centre

Thirteen people have been arrested for offences including assaulting an emergency worker and violent disorder after an incident in Shoreham town centre.

Police have issued a dispersal order after an incident in the town on Saturday night (July 11).

Officers were initially called at 10.30pm to reports of a young man causing damage to a car in Upper Shoreham Road, police said.

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Police attended but, when they attempted to arrest the suspect, Sussex Police said a large group of youths descended on the area and became aggressive towards the officers.

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Additional police units were deployed to High Street and Shoreham Footbridge, where the disorder was centred.

Sussex Police says 13 people have been arrested for offences including assaulting an emergency worker and violent disorder.

The initial suspect was the last to be arrested, in the Shoreham Beach Green area, police said.

All of those arrested have been taken to custody.

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A Section 34 dispersal order has also been issued for Shoreham town centre until midnight on Monday (July 13) to stop large groups of young people from congregating in the area.

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