A teenager arrested for possession of a knife in a fast food restaurant to which it was prohibited

A disturbance at a McDonald’s restaurant led police to arrest a teenager for carrying a knife.

Officers were called to the fast food chain in Mills Way, Worksop, following a report that a group of young people were causing trouble and refusing to leave.

The youngsters had previously received a banning notice which barred them from entering the restaurant following a series of incidents of anti-social behavior. However, they arrived shortly after 6.30pm on Monday 20th December and refused to leave when staff refused to serve them.

The police arrived within minutes to disperse the group. One of the youths was seen reaching into his pocket and became aggressive when officers told him not to. The youth was then searched and found to be carrying a knife.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested at the scene on suspicion of possessing a blade in a public place. He was later released under investigation.

Sergeant Josh Gibbons, Nottinghamshire Police, said: ‘We continue to crack down on anti-social behavior and knife crime in Nottinghamshire and will always take swift and forceful action to protect people from harm.

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“We will also continue to enforce the dangers of carrying knives through our two knife teams and also our education programs in schools to try to deter anyone considering using or walking on our streets in possession of one.”

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