Two 12-year old boys were stop and searched by police in Eltham yesterday after being seen on roofs of High Street shops after reports items were thrown at pedestrians on the street below. One had a screwdriver in their possession.
According to Eltham police:
Stopped & searched a couple of 12 yr olds who we spotted on the roofs above the shops In Eltham High Street. They tried to run away across the rooftops but @MPSElthamSouth cut off there exit escape. One found with a screwdriver. Both taken home
— Eltham North Police (@MPSElthamNorth) July 13, 2019
Further details stated:
“The Lad with the screwdriver will attend police station at a later date with parents for an interview. ASB along the High Street is one of our 3 ward priorities & we have received complaints about youths throwing objects at pedestrian on the High St. Hopefully this will now stop.”