Teenagers arrested after posing with 'vulnerable' woman who had been 'covered in flour and eggs'


Four teenage boys have been arrested over an attack where a woman was pelted with eggs and flour.

An image of the four teenagers posing next to a distressed woman was shared on Snapchat on Friday.

The incident occurred in Bury St Edmunds on 27 July at 5:30 pm after a "verbal altercation" between the boys and the woman, according to Suffolk police.

Police described the woman, who is in her 40s, as "vulnerable". Although "severely distressed", she was physically unharmed by the incident.

The image came to wider attention after it was shared on Facebook by social media star Robin Armstrong, who vowed to "lead the way" and find the culprit.

It quickly circulated on social media, alongside unverified claims that the woman suffered some form of disability.

Two 17-year-old boys and two 15-year-old boys have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been released on bail, according to police.

Metro reports that another man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he had been wrongly accused on Facebook of being one of the teenagers in the picture.

He reportedly said:

There’s a photo doing the rounds at moment of a group of young boys harassing an elderly woman in Bury.

They’ve been named and shamed and one of them happens to also be called [REDACTED].

I would just like to clarify I’m not that [REDACTED] and THAT’S NOT ME IN THE PHOTO.

I’m much older than the boys in the photo and now that’s cleared up, I would appreciate it if people stopped messaging me/threatening me about this.

HT Metro

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