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Teen vandal told to fork out £500
2:40pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
A 16-YEAR-OLD Pensnett boy has been ordered to pay £500 compensation to a Bromley-Pensnett scout group after ransacking and damaging their hut and stealing thousands of pounds worth of equipment.
The teenager, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, broke into the 1st Bromley-Pensnett HQ in September last year and stripped it of expensive camping equipment, electrical items, gardening tools, kitchen equipment and even the children’s tuckshop sweets.
The group, who were not insured, turned for help from the community with businesses from around the Black Country donating a host of items including new security front door, an alarm system, tents, tools and gazebos.
Appearing at Dudley Magistrates Youth Court on January 29, the boy was also handed an 18-month youth rehabilitation order, which included a four-month electronic tagging order.
Speaking at the time of the theft, Lisa Passmore, fundraising committee volunteer for the g roup, said those responsible should be “ashamed of themselves.”
The teenager was also sentenced for stealing a satellite navigation in a separate incident and was handed an 18- month youth rehabilitation order and ordered to pay £20 compensation.
He was also handed a further two 18- month youth rehabilitation orders for failing to surrender to custody on two occasions.