Parents have reported their own children to the police following an alleged attack on a shopkeeper and his business in Hull.
Humberside Police Chief Constable Lee Freeman has revealed the force has now made eight arrests following the incident at the Pound Bargains store in Whitefriargate on Monday.
He revealed some parents had identified their children as suspects and taken them to the police station.
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Mr Freeman posted on Twitter: “Update on the assault on shop owner in Hull center earlier this week.
“Eight suspects now identified and arrested, including two identified by their parents and brought in by them.
“Humberside Police will continue to support business owners and we will not accept this type of behavior.”
The post was welcomed by a number of residents.
One person replied, stating: “That’s great news. Pleased the parents have acted responsibly, we as a society could do with more like them.”
Those arrested so far are between the ages of 15 and 20.
Humberside Police are continuing their search to bring the rest involved to justice, by analyzing the CCTV videos and appealing for information from the public.
Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson said, “We are working really hard to identify all those on the CCTV footage and am pleased to update that we have arrested a 15 year-old girl today.
“Eight people have now been arrested in connection with this dreadful incident and rest assured we will identify and bring to justice all those involved.
“I would ask for anyone who was involved to come to us and appeal again for anyone who can help with our inquiries to contact on 101 quoting log 416 of 21 February 2022.
“We continue to have a visible police presence in the city and will be working closely with the local businesses to provide reassurance to them.
“Our Neighborhood Teams will be building on the work already done to continue to tackle anti-social behavior and criminality like this in the city center.”
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