Boy arrested after woman reportedly assaulted by gang of youths

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a woman in her 30s was reportedly assaulted at Bristol Harbourside.

The woman was allegedly approached by a gang of youths on Anchor Road at around 7.30pm on Monday night (April 19).

She was then assaulted, and her mobile phone was also reportedly stolen.

A video from the scene on the night appears to show police apprehending a person, with a group of around ten officers involved in detaining him.

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Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that a 15-year-old boy had been arrested and that enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

The statement said: “A woman, in her 30s, reported an incident in Bristol city centre shortly before 7.30pm on Monday April 19.

“She said she was approached by a group of youths in Anchor Road, when one of them assaulted her and her mobile phone was taken.

“Officers attended and a 15-year-old male was subsequently arrested. He’s been released under investigation.

“Enquiries continue and we’d ask anyone who witnessed what happened to contact us through the website or on 101, giving crime reference number 5221083742.”

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