NEWSFLASH: Five teenagers arrested and police officer injured in disorder in Melton

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A police Special Constable was injured and five teenagers were arrested during disorder at a ‘youngsters’ party’ in Melton town centre on Saturday night.

Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole tweeted that the injury to the officer in the incident, which was in High Street, was ‘unacceptable’.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “Officers were in attendance following a report of disorder at around 11.10pm on Saturday in High Street, Melton Mowbray, with a group of people in the street.

“As a result of which, five people were arrested. During an arrest, a Special Constable was injured and received hospital treatment for a shoulder injury which was not serious.

“Enquiries are continuing into the incident.”

A 19-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer and bailed and a 17-year-old boy was also arrested for assault and bailed, police confirmed.

Police also arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of public order and bailed.

A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old were both arrested on suspicion of public order and dealt with by way of a community resolution.

Officers were drafted in from Rutland, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to help support Melton police in the incident.

An officer from Oakham police tweeted on Saturday night: “Still on duty, it’s all gone a little wrong in #Melton youngsters party.

“Officer injured and #arrests have been made. Cops from all over.”