King's Lynn video arrest
Following the release of a video on social media showing a man being assaulted in King’s Lynn town centre, police can confirm a 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with the incident has been charged.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been released on bail with a curfew and conditions not to enter the town centre and will appear at King’s Lynn Youth Court on Tuesday 29 January 2019.
This incident is believed to have happened sometime between 11 and 25 December in New Conduit Street. However, it was not reported to police at the time and officers only became aware of the incident as a result of the video being circulated on social media on Monday 7 January 2019.
We would like to remind users that under the law – the Children’s and Young Persons Act 1933 – juveniles are given automatic anonymity. This means anyone under the age of 18 cannot be publically identified, even if they have been charged with an offence.
Meanwhile, officers are continuing to investigate a second assault which happened after this incident. The second incident happened on Christmas Day in St Annes Street at about 6.30pm. Again, that incident was not reported to police with officers becoming aware as a result a video being shared on social media later that day. Three teenagers, one aged 13 and two aged 16, were arrested in connection with it, questioned and released on bail until 24 January while additional enquiries are carried out.