Teen arrested for 'knife possession and resisting arrest' in anti-social behaviour crackdown

The teen was one of multiple arrests made as police carried out an operation targeting antisocial behaviour and drugs misuse on Tuesday.

Teen arrested for ‘knife possession and resisting arrest’ in Dundee anti-social behaviour crackdown Police Scotland

A teenager has been arrested for alleged knife possession, drug offences and resisting arrest in Dundee.

The male youth was one of multiple arrests made as police carried out an operation targeting antisocial behaviour and drugs misuse on Tuesday.

Police said three people were arrested for outstanding warrants and are set to appear at Dundee Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Another male, aged 16, was arrested and charged for a number of offences, including possession of knife, resisting arrest, and drugs offences

The force added that he will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

During the operation, a number of other individuals were stopped and searched, and found to be in possession of small amounts of controlled drugs.

Police added that seven licensed premises, including off-licenses and nail bars, were visited and had guidance provided in relation to a number of offences.

The force has urged anyone with information about crime in their communities to come forward.

Chief inspector Colin Echevarria said: “Our Response and Community officers play a crucial role in maintaining public safety and fostering community wellbeing on a daily basis.

“This excellent work includes patrolling neighbourhoods to deter crime, responding swiftly to emergencies and engaging with the community to build trust.

“Officers often go above and beyond in the course of their duties and this sometimes goes unrecognised.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff serving communities in Dundee for the difficult work they are doing.

“We would encourage anyone with any concerns about criminality in their communities to please come forward and call 101, so our officers can carry out enquiries and take the necessary action.”

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