Teenager charged in connection with Mansfield aggravated burglary

A 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with an alleged aggravated burglary in Mansfield which involved two men armed with a machete and a crowbar.

The teenager, who can't be identified for legal reasons, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (January 26) after he was charged with aggravated burglary.

It comes after two suspects, one armed with a machete and the other a crowbar, were alleged to have smashed down a door to get into a property on Spencer Street, on January 21 before they left empty-handed.

No-one was injured and an 18-year-old man who was arrested on Sunday in connection with the burglary has been released on conditional bail.

The 17-year-old's charge relates to an incident reported to have happened in Spencer Street, Mansfield, on Thursday, January 21.

Detective Inspector Nick Hall said: "The force takes reports of burglaries and weapon-related offences extremely seriously.

"Our enquiries into this incident are ongoing and I'm pleased that as a result of a lot of hard work on the investigation we have now been able to bring a suspect before the court."

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