Sexual grooming of a child, serious assaults, carrying a knife in a sock and driving while four times over the limit were just a number of the shocking incidents people were arrested for over the weekend.
One person blew a reading of 139mgs in 100mls of breath, equating to a staggering four times the legal limit while one man was arrested for carrying a knife tucked into his sock in Portadown.
In total there were:
3 x domestic common assault and criminal damage, one of whom is off to court this morning (Monday).
1 x threat to kill, criminal damage, theft and electricity abstraction.
2 x disorderly from boys who can’t handle their drink.
3 x sexual communication with a child, 1 of whom was also arrested for attempting to meet a child after grooming.
1 x common assault.
1 x criminal damage
1 x driving whilst unfit through drugs, possession of class A and possession of class C.
2 x AOABH (assault occasioning actual bodily harm) one of whom also came for handling stolen goods.
1 x possession of an offensive weapon after a stop search in Portadown turned up a knife tucked down a sock!
1 x threats to kill, common assault and criminal damage
As well as those there were:
1 x failing to stop, report and remain and drink driving after an road traffic collision where the driver made off. He blew 139 in custody – four times the legal limit.
A PSNI spokesperson said: “A busy weekend by all accounts. A few messages in today asking why we didn’t attend various things from anti-social behaviour calls to noise complaints. Hopefully this explains why.
“Also it’s only right to point out that many of these arrests came after calls from members of the public, a great show of team work and how it can keep our streets safer.”