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Teenagers from Romford, Rainham and Dagenham arrested after Lakeside robbery

PUBLISHED: 11:18 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:18 25 October 2018

Three teenagers have been arrested after a suspected robbery at Lakeside shopping centre. Photo: PA Archive/PA Images

Three teenagers have been arrested after a suspected robbery at Lakeside shopping centre. Photo: PA Archive/PA Images

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Police were called to Lakeside last night.

Teenagers from Romford, Rainham and Dagenham have been arrested in connection with a robbery at Lakeside shopping centre last night.

Police received a call at around 7.55 last night (Wednesday, October 24) from a boy who said that a group of people had approached him and his friends and threatened them with a knife.

Essex Police later arrested three people near to Chafford Hundred train station at around 8.20pm and seized an imitation firearm and a knife.

An 18-year-old man from Romford and a 17-year-old boy from Dagenham were arrested on suspicion of robbery, possession of firearms offences and possession of a knife.

A 15-year-old boy from Rainham was also arrested on suspicion of robbery.

They all remain in custody for questioning.

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