Threatening Behaviour in Waltham Cross 4th May
|Published: 16th May 2010 11:09|
POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information following an incident of threatening behaviour in Raglan Avenue, Waltham Cross on Tuesday, May 4.
The incident took place at approximately 4pm when a group of five teenage boys, between the ages of 15-16, were seen in the street behaving in a threatening manner. They are believed to have been carrying tools and one of the boys was seen hitting a tree with a club hammer. When a member of the public approached the group to challenge them, one of the boys pulled out a kitchen knife and threatened him. The group then walked off towards the town centre. No injuries were sustained as a result of the incident.
The boys were also reported to have two teenage girls with them who were wearing a local school uniform.
The boy carrying the knife was described as black, of slim build, with short hair and a moustache. He was reported to be wearing a black and red hooded zip up top and black trousers.
The boy carrying the club hammer was described as black, of slim build, between 5ft 5 and 5ft 8 with short, dark hair. He was reported to be wearing dark clothing.
The three other boys were described as black, of medium build between 5ft 5 and 5ft 8 tall. They were each reported to be wearing dark clothing.
Investigating officer PC Chris Duncan, said: “This sort of behaviour is unacceptable and intimidating and we are very keen to identify those responsible. Everybody has a right to feel safe where they live and our officers are working tirelessly to ensure crime is reduced in the area. Anyone caught carrying tools or knives with the aim of threatening or alarming people will dealt with be accordingly.”
He added: “It is suspected that the boys walked to Raglan Avenue from the Lea Valley High School area on Bullsmore Lane and have used Raglan Avenue as a short cut to get to the town centre.
“Did anyone see them walking along this route or does anyone recognise them from the descriptions? I am appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to get in contact as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information can contact PC Duncan on the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222 citing crime reference number K2/10/2107.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.