A number of teenage boys have been arrested after members of the public were targeted and intimidated by a gang of youths.

The arrests were made following four incidents in Amersham on Thursday evening.

Firstly, at the Costa Coffee, in Sycamore Road, at around 4.50pm customers and staff were reportedly intimidated by a group of teenagers.

Then at around 5.45pm a group of teenagers were seen obstructing drivers from exiting the multi-storey car park in Amersham.

Between 6.45pm and 7.15pm a gang were removed from the Tesco Express store in Hill Avenue.

Officers attended and warned the group, Thames Valley Police confirmed.

At around 9pm officers were patrolling the multi-storey car park where a number of youths were arrested.

Investigating officer, sergeant Paul Cossey, of the Neighbourhood Policing Team based at Amersham, said: “We are carrying out an investigation, and we would urge any members of the public to come forward with any reports of anti-social behaviour within Amersham town centre, as we will be taking a robust approach with any individuals who intimidate members of the public and break the law.”

“A dispersal order is in place within Amersham town centre at this time.

“Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 1184 16/02/18.”

Two 15-year-old boys, a 17-year-old boy, a 14 year-old boy, all from Amersham, and 15-year-old boy from Aylesbury were all arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

They have been released under investigation.

If you have any information relating to this case, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.