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Monday, 9 January 2012

"Jersey Justice - A Laughing Stock"

Court gives teenager a last chance

The teenager was sentenced in the Royal Court
The teenager was sentenced in the Royal Court

A 16-YEAR-OLD who helped his mother rob a drunken man two years ago has again appeared before the Royal Court – after a three week crime spree of breaking and entering.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was spared prison ‘by a whisker’ by the court, which instead sentenced him to 120 hours’ community service and placed him on probation for six months.
He will also have to meet the victims of his crimes and hear about the impact they have had on their lives, after agreeing to sign up to a restorative justice programme.

Crown Advocate Conrad Yates, prosecuting, told the court that last summer the boy broke into Fort Regent – where he stole tills, damaged vending machines, windows and shutters – Munchies café at the Waterfront, Le Braye Café, a boat at Victoria Pier, a Fresh Fish Company trailer and a boat at the Fisherman’s Marina.
The boy, who carried out some of the thefts with other people, stole a fishing rod, various tills, a UHF transmitter, a fish finder, a GPS unit, several hundred pounds in cash and a laptop. He was caught after his fingerprints were discovered at several of the crime scenes.

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