Sunday, March 26, 2023

Youth Court Reports: 17.9.10

1. A GIRL told a court how she deeply regretted telling her mother: “That I hope she goes and dies”.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons appeared at Grays Magistrates Court after being arrested for theft and criminal damage.

A court heard that on the 30th August, her mother returned home to discover cigarettes missing from the house. When she confronted her mother, the girl flew into a rage damaging walls and doors to the value of £150.

The girl, who has since been placed into care said: “I didn’t mean it. I am very sorry. It must have hurt my mother.”

She was made subject to a Referral Order.

2. A YOUTH pled guilty to stealing the mobile phone from someone he described as a “good friend”.

The court heard that on the 27th August, the 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was helping a friend move house.

The friend had placed her Blackberry in a draw. A few days later, she was told by a friend that they had seen the youth selling it in Grays.

The youth told the court that he suffered from memory lapses and adhd and did not recall stealing the phone.

He explained that he was starting a music course in Southend.

The magistrate gave him a Youth Referral Order and warned him not to blow it.


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