Teen arrested at Eastgate shopping centre in Basildon over reports he was carrying a knife

Southend Standard: Teen arrested at Eastgate shopping centre in Basildon over reports he was carrying a knife Teen arrested at Eastgate shopping centre in Basildon over reports he was carrying a knife

A TEENAGER was arrested following reports he was carrying a blade in a busy shopping centre.

Police were called to the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon town centre, just after 4pm today after they were given a tip-off about the weapon.

A 16 year-old from Tilbury was arrested at the scene on suspicion of having a knife as an offensive weapon.

Rumours began circulating on social media a fight had broken out in the shopping centre, but it is not thought the teenager used the weapon.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We were called to the Eastgate Centre in Basildon following reports that a youth was in possession of a knife.

"A 16 year-old from Tilbury was arrested on suspicion of having a knife as an offensive weapon."

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5:59pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Bettycraven says...

Well did he????
Well did he???? Bettycraven

6:11pm Thu 2 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

which one in the crowd is he..?
which one in the crowd is he..? DogsMessInLeigh

6:47pm Thu 2 Jan 14

God of Shoplifting says...

Probably just bought it from Asda for his chopping up his onions for tonight's tonight.
Probably just bought it from Asda for his chopping up his onions for tonight's tonight. God of Shoplifting

6:49pm Thu 2 Jan 14

God of Shoplifting says...

God of Shoplifting wrote:
Probably just bought it from Asda for his chopping up his onions for tonight's tonight.
That came out wrong.. Meant to say probably bought it from Asda to use for chopping up his onions for tonight's dinner.
[quote][p][bold]God of Shoplifting[/bold] wrote: Probably just bought it from Asda for his chopping up his onions for tonight's tonight.[/p][/quote]That came out wrong.. Meant to say probably bought it from Asda to use for chopping up his onions for tonight's dinner. God of Shoplifting

1:18am Fri 3 Jan 14

danger2013 says...

God of Shoplifting wrote:
Probably just bought it from Asda for his chopping up his onions for tonight's tonight.
I reckon its more likely he had it so he could stab someone.
[quote][p][bold]God of Shoplifting[/bold] wrote: Probably just bought it from Asda for his chopping up his onions for tonight's tonight.[/p][/quote]I reckon its more likely he had it so he could stab someone. danger2013

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