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Saturday, 20 September 2014

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Emergency meeting after disorder on Carlisle estate

An emergency meeting was held today between police, fire service, councillors and residents after disorder on a Carlisle estate.

Related: Police rush to Carlisle estate after trouble flares

It follows the arrest of a 16-year-old boy yesterday afternoon on suspicion of a public order offence and for resisting arrest.

Police on foot patrol on Dowbeck Road were carrying out a stop-search on two men and two vehicles at 3.30pm when a crowd gathered, says a force statement.

Several people had to be spoken to about their behaviour and more police were drafted in to keep the peace.

The boy was arrested and has been bailed until December 28. An amount of cannabis was seized during the search. The men have been released and police enquiries continue.

Sergeant Mike James said: “Local residents have told us that drugs is a problem in the area, along with speeding vehicles and anti-social behaviour.

"The use of illegal drugs is harmful to those involved and the associated anti-social behaviour affects many other people’s lives locally."

He added today's meeting, which also involved Riverside housing association and the Environment Agency, was to discuss the issues and improve the area.

“We will continue to take positive action in relation to these issues and work with residents and local partners to improve the quality of life for the vast majority of those who live and work in the area," said Sgt James.

Anyone who sees suspicious activity should telephone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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