Youths in court over theft from cars

TWO youths have appeared in court charged with theft from a motor vehicle.The 15-year-old and 17-year-old boys, both from Ipswich, admitted their part in stealing from cars when they appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich.

TWO youths have appeared in court charged with theft from a motor vehicle.

The 15-year-old and 17-year-old boys, both from Ipswich, admitted their part in stealing from cars when they appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich.

The pair, who cannot be named because of their age, were brought to court over the theft of a radio/CD player fascia and a set of golf clubs from a car on February 6. They were also accused of taking goods valued at £70 from another.

One car suffered damage totalling £600.


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Both pleaded guilty to their part in the offences.

Police stopped the pair and another boy, who had already been dealt with by the courts, in Manor Road in Ipswich.

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They found the stolen goods and in one of the boy's bags was a crowbar.

When hearing the 15-year-old's case, District Judge David Cooper said: “Will you stop doing it. This is your third court appearance - do it again and you will go into custody.”

Judge Cooper placed the 15-year-old under a 10-week curfew from 7pm to 7am.

He told him: “If you breach the curfew you should expect to go inside.”

The boy was ordered to pay £60 costs.

After the 17-year-old told him he was due to go into the army as a paratrooper, Judge Cooper gave him an absolute discharge.

“Spend more time with your girlfriend,” he told him.

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