TWO teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of 'racially aggravated' public order offences.

Police first reported earlier this week that they responded to reports of antisocial behaviour and Covid regulation breaches on Thurston Street, Bank Hall in Burnley on Monday April 5 where approximately 30 youths were alleged to be congregating.

After receiving further reports of an assault and an allegation of racial abuse police issued a disposal order and cleared the area, while officers confirmed yesterday that a boy and girl, both 15 years old and from Burnley, were arrested in connection with the incident on Friday April 9.

A police spokesperson said: "Officers launched an investigation and have now made two arrests following the disorder.

"A boy and girl, both aged 15 and from Burnley, were arrested earlier today on suspicion of racially aggravated public order and affray.

"They have both been released on police bail pending further enquires."

Officers have said that enquiries are ongoing and that anyone with any information can call 101 quoting log 1173 of April 5.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 55511.