A TEENAGER has been arrested and another arrested and charged, as Salisbury officers target the latest spate of youth antisocial behaviour.

A 13-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested yesterday and has been charged with failing to comply with section 35 direction under the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014, after being told to leave a certain area by officers on foot patrol.

The boy has been released on bail but is not allowed to enter the city centre, and will appear in Magistrates Court on Thursday, January 24.

And this morning a 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of common assault, after being reported for an incident in Brown Street car park on December 29, and has been taken to Melksham custody for questioning.

The arrest follows a 63-year-old man reporting being shouted at by a group of youths, and one of the youths hitting him on the head, causing him to fall in pain.

Acting inspector John Hutchings said: “This incident is linked to the ongoing antisocial behaviour in our city by a group of youths, who appear intent on causing disruption and misery to our local community.

"As I have said previously, this behaviour will not be tolerated, and I would like to reassure residents that we are fully committed to tackling this behaviour.

"Increased patrols to target and deter antisocial behaviour will continue throughout the weekend and this will include officers in plain clothes.”