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Suspicious activity leads to arrest

Man detained on suspicion of carrying offensive weapon as police investigate suspected drugs incident

POLICE responding to reports of suspicious activity near Pangbourne Meadow have arrested a man for carrying an offensive weapon.

The 21-year-old from Lower Basildon was detained during the incident on Wednesday. He was released on bail until May 20, when he will have to report back to Newbury police station to see if he faces charges.

Pangbourne neighbourhood police team officer, Insp Andy Ward, said: “There are increased patrols in the area near Pangbourne Meadow over the Easter holidays to tackle issues of anti-social behaviour.”

If you have any information relating to anti-social behaviour in your local community, call police on 0845 8 505 505 or speak to your neighbourhood policing team.

Alternatively, if you would prefer not to speak to police or give your name, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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