Police called after kids get into dangerous derelict building in Rushden

A group of nine youths aged 12 and 13 were removed from the abandoned house

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 10:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 10:46 am
Police were called after youngsters got into a derelict building in Rushden (file picture)

Parents are being urged to know where their children are after nine youths got into a dangerous derelict building in Rushden.

Police were contacted by a concerned member of the public when the group went inside the property yesterday (Monday) evening.

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "The derelict building was an empty, abandoned house in Townsend Court, Rushden, and we received a call from a member of the public at 6.30pm yesterday, worried about a group of young people that had gone inside.

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"We deployed and found about nine young people aged 12-13 inside the building."

The spokesman added that the youngsters' parents were called following the incident.

Officers who attended the incident tweeted afterwards, saying: "None considered the danger they had put themselves in.

"Please make sure you know where your kids are."

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