Air rifle ‘threat’ over vandalism

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THREE people were arrested after a resident who suffered criminal damage to his house and was assaulted by a group of youths reportedly threatened the gang with an air rifle.

Police attended Liberty Place, Stannington, on Tuesday, at 9.45pm, and arrested the resident and two youths.

A police spokesman said: “The incident involved a number of young people who were believed to have caused criminal damage to a property and assaulted the resident.

“The resident then allegedly threatened them with an air rifle.”