Four teenagers arrested after disturbance in The Stow

Crime / Mon 6th Feb 2023 at 08:40am

Update: From Essex Police

All four people arrested have been told they face no further action in relation to an offence of violent disorder.

One of the boys – aged 17 – remains released under investigation in relation to an offence of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

FOUR teenagers have been arrested following a disturbance in The Stow, Harlow yesterday afternoon.

We received reports at around 3pm of a fight involving a group of people, with what was described as a knife seen.

Officers attended and arrested four teenagers, all from Harlow.

A 17 year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

Three 14 year-old boys have all been arrested on suspicion of affray.

They have all since been released under investigation.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/21641/23.

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32 Comments for Four teenagers arrested after disturbance in The Stow:

Unknown p
2023-02-06 08:57:37

The stow again

Moaning murtle
2023-02-06 09:28:34

Total muppets! Sad that they think it's acceptable behaviour. No thought for young children or the elderly and what it mentally can do to them. Send them to young offenders.

2023-02-06 09:57:08

Muppets they’ll be let off with a slap on the wrist

2023-02-06 10:01:31

Send them to Gordonstoun: cheaper than young offenders, gets them out of their toxic environment and more effective! Teens with machetes in Newhall last week, knives in the Stow, a murder victim in the ponds, solvent abuse and whacky baccy everywhere, points to an abject failure of governments to sort the sources and causes of crime. Probably because our leaders either went to Eaton and or are millionaires.

David Sampson
2023-02-06 10:48:38

Failure of government? More like failure of parents!!

2023-02-06 11:01:08

It a parents responsibility to raise a child!! not society or government job!

2023-02-06 11:54:02

Mari yes it is a parents responsibility. It needs to be nipped in the bud before someone gets seriously hurt. Harlow used to be a great town now look at it.

David Moore
2023-02-06 12:09:28

Got to blame the parents, teach your kids respect!

2023-02-06 14:11:03

I'd love to see a vigilante group go out and round these youths up, take them in the woods and give them a real good beating, word would soon get around then know more trouble, job done.

Bruce Downey
2023-02-06 14:23:52

The one parent family as is the trend, leave their kids to their own devices and as a consequence, do as they please until told otherwise.. Kids need parent(s) to be their role model and guiding, shining, light.

2023-02-06 15:28:34

I agree with most of these comments because it is all down to the parents why these youths are carrying on the way they are. So many parents out there blame everyone but themselves for their kids being so bad. Its the parents who are to blame. Your kids, your problem and responsibility. Stop blaming everyone but yourselves.

2023-02-06 16:30:53

How about a youth clubs , sports events in the stow area . There are places they could take place. Instead of cutting services its time to spend in these areas. I mean if we can continually fund a war in Ukraine then why can’t we help our local areas.

2023-02-06 17:36:07

The stow has always been a breeding ground for low life skanks. I can't imagine it ever changing.

2023-02-06 18:02:08

To you load of arseholes that blame single parents for these idiots, I'm a single parent, I work full time, have my own money and home and my daughter is doing a law degree, stop stigmatising, there's plenty of two parent families out there who can't cut the mustard, sad bastards.

2023-02-06 18:14:10

Not all 1 parent family's have children like this. It really gets my back up when you hear - its cause they from a single parent family. My son is a hard working 21yr old, 3yr apprenticeship under his belt. I was strict on him really strict because of small minded people. Didn't want him to have that stigma over his head. Yes its a parents job to teach our kids respect, bring them up right but we are not all the same, don't have the same morals. What went wrong ?

Luke Burton
2023-02-06 18:32:16

Disgusting crimes. People should feel confident when running errands etc. without the fear of being harassed by kids that should be at school and working hard for their exams.

2023-02-06 19:01:54

The whole Country used to be good, now look at it😠😠 Because the Country now is full of do gooders, and the justice system has gone nanby pamby. The only justice is an 'eye for an eye' now.

Jim jones
2023-02-06 19:19:32

This looks like a case of chicken coming home to roost. Kids having kids, this society have allowed young girls to had babies they can’t look after years down the line those kids are older with no father figure. You all are to blame for letting this happen so don’t go blaming ignorant and fatherless kids

2023-02-06 19:19:42

I don’t know how so many of you can blame parents. Not all parents are to blame for how the kids turn out. My parents raised several children, all well behaved. I though was a nightmare in my teens and that was to do with peer pressure, I was easily influenced and also encouraged bad behaviour in my friends. Totally changed after leaving school though and starting work. I can’t think of any of my friends who were dragged up either, they were just the black sheep so to speak. Some families do have generations of bad though

2023-02-06 19:29:00

Bruce what has one parent families got to do with anything???? I’m a single parent and my son has never done anything like this. It doesn’t matter if a child has one or two parents. Pure discrimination to single parent families. The parents of these boys that got arrested might of been mortified .

Bert puttocks
2023-02-06 22:05:26

I'm going to have to step up security on my Manor it seems 💪

Getwhat youvotefor
2023-02-07 00:10:29

It's highly predictable when braindead people in this town keep voting for disturbing, disgusting, scam artist Tories. Poverty drives crime Tories drive poverty to a monumental scale. When working class people vote for poverty you know the media played them as the fools they are.

james nicholson
2023-02-07 00:13:09

Novoman, there is no problem with cannabis if used in moderation by adults, in fact in my experience the last thing I was a threat to when high was a family size pack of snacks. The problem is the police have been massively underfunded over the last 20 years or so, the same as all the other emergency services

2023-02-07 16:39:25

It’s not the using of cannabis but the dealers that draw the young kids into their webs that’s the problem. Then the using of it is a problem because of supply. Kids are shown a way to easy money and a “fairytale “ lifestyle. it’s not parents good or bad it’s kids feeding into a dream that’s really a nightmare.

Kim Osborn
2023-02-07 16:39:55

It’s not the using of cannabis but the dealers that draw the young kids into their webs that’s the problem. Then the using of it is a problem because of supply. Kids are shown a way to easy money and a “fairytale “ lifestyle. it’s not parents good or bad it’s kids feeding into a dream that’s really a nightmare.

2023-02-07 17:11:49

Wow Bruce you have a lot to learn I have 4 children raised them alone I put the work in of 4 parents My kids are amazing people You are so so wrong

joanne wills
2023-02-07 21:51:54

glad you took my comment down its just made me more determine which is why your now see me at one of the harlow councils thurs eve meetings or i may just tell my story to the paper along with the tenants who can prove it as witnesses , hows that for you harlow council and what also makes me sick that all those that pay council tax are paying for these little rodents to rome around with there machetes and yet essex police shut the harlow police station at 5pm and pretty much let them get on with it , harlow council bring them in and essex police do sod all about them , as per the comments on here they pretty much always get a slap on the wrist ,discusting

old harlow vigilante
2023-02-08 09:24:40

bring back national service

2023-02-10 07:39:48

Some common sense. Drugs are bad, and often lead to introduction of harder substances. Kids from single parent households statistically are more likely to commit crime. Individuals who commit crime often times have a disadvantage in life, whether it be a lack of decent education, lack of parental supervision, lower IQ or other. The last thing we need is comments screaming down anyone who says anything negative against criminals needing to be punished.

2023-02-11 10:21:46

D your talking absolute bollocks, kids from one parent families are no worse than kids with two parent families, it's down to parenting skills being taught what's right from wrong and how you discipline then when they do wrong, your completely out of touch with society.

Kelly Partridge
2023-03-04 22:40:53

D kids from single parents are you for real. ??? I can from a single parent household and know definitely right from wrong, kind of rude and status quo!!!!! My child is also the same and knows right from wrong… the kids involved are from two parent household… know the facts before slamming people… just wrong parents pal

Mark Gough
2023-05-08 18:18:46

It's nothing to do with what families they come from. Every single one of them knows weapons and firearms are illegal - which is why we need decent minimum sentences for carrying them. We need proper Community Policing again, and senior staff in the service from Commissioners to Chief Constables to get on board, realise it's what the Electorate want, and stop calling it old hat. Prevention is always better than clearing the results of crime. The war on drugs is lost as we continue to do the same things again and again. As others have said it's the dodgy drug dealers that need dealing with. As I see it it's best to legalise Cannibis and get people away from those dodgy dealers so they can't get them hooked on worse drugs. And finally Prison needs to pay. Sentences given to be served in full. Mark Gough - Reform UK

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