A clampdown on violent behaviour and intimidation by young people aged 14 to 18 has led to 12 arrests and the seizing of a grim haul of weapons.

Police officers acted last yesterday and today. As a result 12 young people are on conditional bail while investigations continue.

The arrests were in relation to a number of incidents that were identified to have taken place in and around Chandos Park in the town.

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Linked incidents identified included robbery, violent disorder, drug supply, assault, criminal damage, knife crime, harassment and intimidation.

Detective Inspector Craig Burchall, based at Aylesbury police station, who is leading the investigation, said: “This group is a very small minority of the community, but their actions have caused significant problems.

“I hope that through education and further engagement most will understand the impact of their behaviour and change.

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“For those that don’t, enforcement action is the police response.

“The series of incidents reported over recent months has shown how quickly taunting and threatening behaviour, both in person and online, can escalate to serious violence, intimidation and cause long-lasting harm to victims."

If you have any information on this group call police on 101 or report online via the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43200365990.

You can also report anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.