A GANG of teenagers have been arrested after a spree of horrid crimes. 

Police have reported that in the space of just over a month, there were eight incidents of robberies, thefts, drug offences and public order incidents in Newbury.

During the stint of crimes, a charity box was stolen from a Domino's store on The Broadway, Newbury on June 24. 

On July 21, three offenders were seen making threats to a teenage girl in Tudor Road, and on July 14, there was an altercation between a group of men, with police recovering drugs at the scene.

A 51-year-old woman and five teenagers were arrested in connection with the incidents, including two 16-year-old boys who were arrested on drug and assault charges.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault, and another was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and class B drugs. 

Three teenagers, aged 18 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of dealing class B drugs, with the 18-year-old also arrested on suspicion of possession of a blade.

Investigating officer Sergeant Simon White, of Newbury police station, said: "We would like to appeal to anyone who may have information regarding any incidents of this type in Newbury.

"There will be an increase in foot patrols in Newbury, particularly Northcroft Park, Victoria Park and the canal tow-path, as reassurance to the public and we are a taking a number of measures to detect and prevent future incidents. 

"Anyone with information regarding these or similar incidents in Newbury is asked to call 101, quoting reference 43180233905."

Information can also be reported online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.