CHILDREN as young as 14 have been arrested in Ascot over the past two years for committing serious crimes such as theft, causing criminal damage and assault a police officer.

Data obtained by the News under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed 16 arrests were made in Ascot on children under 16 over the past two years.

Three 14-year-olds were arrested in Ascot in 2012/13 and 2013/14 – all of them male – committing offences such as taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent in August last year, failing to comply with an officer after representing a risk of disorder in June last year and burglary dwelling and theft, also in June last year.

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