TWO teenagers are assisting police after an alleged spate of shoplifting around Bournemouth town centre.

A Bournemouth Police officer was flagged down by Bournemouth town centre rangers on Monday, November 22, after they witnessed two teenagers reportedly shoplifting “in and around the town”.

Officers then made enquiries to ascertain where exactly the teenagers had been stealing from.

Police said the teens are assisting with enquiries.

A spokesperson added: “Please report [any] suspicious activities this Christmas period, enjoy the lights, the ice rink and stay warm.”