Essex

Essex boy, 14, charged over weapon and theft in Clacton

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and theft following his arrest in Clacton on Wednesday night.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, was arrested alongside 19-year-old Jason O'Hagan.

Mr O'Hagan, of Church Road, Clacton, faces the weapon charge and intentionally encouraging violent disorder via Facebook.

Both are due before Colchester magistrates later.

An 18-year-old woman from Clacton, arrested on Thursday, has also been charged with intentionally encouraging violent disorder via Blackberry messaging on Monday.

She has been released on police bail to appear before Colchester magistrates on 1 September.

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