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UPDATED: 25 smash windows with stone throwing in Castlefield
A GROUP of about 25 people threw stones at buildings on the Castlefield estate last night.
Thames Valley Police said several windows were broken at about 11.45pm but officers dispersed the culprits with help from 'community leaders'.
Chief Inspector Colin Seaton said: “We want to send a clear message within the community problems of this sort will not be tolerated and will be dealt with robustly,” he said.
He said the group in Castlefield came from the Wycombe area and had appeared “to want to cause a few problems” but were quickly dispersed with the help of community leaders.
There were no arrests and no one was hurt.
A helicopter monitored the situation, which got the attention of residents who contacted Ch Insp Seaton via the Thames Valley Police Twitter account.
The force used Twitter all week to provide live updates and Ch Insp Seaton said this had proved “very beneficial” and helped to reassure concerned townsfolk.
Wycombe MP Steve Baker tweeted yesterday: “Wycombe (Police)have been proactive tonight with patrols and communication online and by radio.
"Proud of our local police and Wycombe.”
But overall, the force said there was “very little disorder” across the Thames Valley area overnight.
No arrests were made.
Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood said: “It was largely a peaceful night across the Thames Valley with very few incidents of disorder across the main towns and cities.
“There were no arrests for disorder and the minor incidents that we did experience were very quickly resolved.
“I would again like to thank the community for working with us over the past few days and urge them to contact police if they do receive any new information about potential disorder or know the identity of anyone involved in recent incidents.”
In Reading, there were reports of a group of up to seven young people kicking over road work barriers in The Old Lane, at around 5.25pm.
In Slough, a group of young people lit a small fire in a park of Chapels Close in Cippenham, at around 9.30pm, which was quickly put out.