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Two Portsmouth teenagers arrested after attempting to gain access to vehicles

Police have made two arrests following a report in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 24 May) that two people were attempting to gain access to cars on St Chads Avenue in Copnor


Police received the report at 12.52am and officers attended the location a short time later, locating and arresting two people nearby.


A 17-year-old boy from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference.


A 16-year-old boy from Portsmouth was also arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference as well as possession of a bladed article.


They have since been released from police custody but remain under investigation while enquiries continue. 


Officers would like to take this opportunity to remind members of the public to please report any suspicious activity in your area to them.


Even if we are not able to deploy straight away, every report helps officers build a clearer picture of what is taking place and helps police target resources effectively.


To report call 101 or visit the Hampshire Constabulary website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ 


Call 999 if you are in danger or if a crime is in progress.