A POLICE car was surrounded and egged as more trouble flared in Penhill.

Officers have been targeted in a number of incidents in recent weeks and the latest attack happened in Ramsbury Avenue at around 6.30pm on Sunday.

Corey-Jay Adams, 18, of Erlestoke Way was charged on suspicion of criminal damage, wilfully obstructing the highway, use of threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress and careless cycling.

He has since been released on conditional bail to appear before Swindon Magistrates’ Court on December 16.

And a 12-year-old was arrested on suspicion of wilfully obstructing the highway and careless cycling. He has since been released under investigation.

Neighbourhood inspector for Stratton, Central Swindon, North and West Swindon, Carly Nesbitt said: “These arrests show that we as a force are not going to tolerate any form of intimidation tactics towards our officers.

“Our officers wear body cameras that help us identify individuals and deal with these offences swiftly.

“This shows that incidents like this towards the police who are trying to protect the communities they serve will be met with a robust response, irrespective of age.

“I’d continue to urge members of the public to report their concerns in their neighbourhood so the appropriate action can be taken. Call 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.”