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Two arrests made in connection with attempted theft from motor vehicles in Portsmouth

We have made two arrests following a report in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 24 May) that two people were attempting to gain access to cars on St Chads Avenue in Copnor.


We received the report at 12.52am and officers attended the location a short time later, locating and arresting two people nearby.


A 17-year-old boy from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference.


A 16-year-old boy from Portsmouth was also arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference as well as possession of a bladed article.



They have been released from police custody but remain under investigation while our enquiries continue. 


We would like to take this opportunity to remind you to please report any suspicious activity in your area to us. Even if we are not able to deploy straight away, every report helps us build a clearer picture of what is taking place and helps us target our resources effectively.


To report call 101 or visit our website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ 


Call 999 if you are in danger or if a crime is in progress.


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