Police called after knife seen in East Sussex park; two teenagers charged

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Police officers were called to a park in East Sussex after youths were reportedly seen with a knife.

Sussex Police said the call came in from a park in Brighton around 1pm on Monday (June 3) – and two teenagers have since been charged with criminal offences.

A spokesperson said: “Police responded to a report of youths being in possession of a knife in Queens Park.

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"Following a search of the area, four teenagers from Brighton were located nearby by officers.

Sussex Police (Stock image / National World)Sussex Police (Stock image / National World)
Sussex Police (Stock image / National World)

"A 15 and 16-year-old, were arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place, and a further 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing a class B drug.”

Police said a fourth teenager was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug but was ‘later released without charge’.

"The two 16-year-olds, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were charged on Monday evening,” the police spokesperson added.

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"The first for possession of a bladed article in a public place, and the second for possession of a class B drug.

"They have both been bailed ahead of their next court appearance.”

Police said the 15-year-old – who was arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place – has been bailed, ‘pending further enquiries’.Chief Inspector Simon Marchant said: "We are aware of reports of anti-social behaviour affecting the Queens Park community and are committed to addressing these issues promptly to ensure the park remains a safe and welcoming place to visit.

"Thanks to quick acting members of the public, officers were able to swiftly make arrests and begin an investigation into this report.”