POLICE were called to break up two fights involving teenagers at Tower Park in Poole last week.

The incidents on Thursday June 23 involved a group of youngsters, with two sustaining minor injuries.

It has led to one Poole resident calling on authorities to take more action, claiming something needs to be done before ‘someone ends up dead’.

Dorset Police said they received a report at 5.25pm on Thursday of a fight involving a group of young people at Tower Park in Poole.

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A further report was received around 5.50pm of a further fight involving the same group of people.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: “It is alleged that two boys were assaulted, and they sustained minor injuries. One of the victim’s bags was reportedly stolen during the incident.”

Officers attended and carried out a search of the area to locate the people involved.

“Following enquiries, a 13-year-old boy from Poole was arrested on suspicion of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and robbery. A 15-year-old local boy was also arrested on suspicion of robbery.

“They have both been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

“A full investigation is underway and officers from the local neighbourhood policing team can be approached by anyone with any information or concerns.”

One Poole resident said: “I was just shocked that no-one intervened; no adult intervened.

“And I understand that maybe they were concerned for their own safety but it still shocks me, I'd be the first one jumping in or even just to shout or to shock them, just to give the victims enough time to run.

“It's really scary. I think, for children to be in a public place in daylight and not feel that anyone is going to help them if they're being attacked, that's what I think really shocked me.”

She said incidents had taken place previously at Tower Park, with some premises locking their doors in a bid to stop fights inside.

“I think it's a societal problem that really needs to be addressed soon because I think someone is going to end up dead”, she said.