Boy, 16, ordered to pay back burgled school

Nicky Artley and Vicki Leeson of Friends of Flamborough School, pictured with the shed which was broken into

Nicky Artley and Vicki Leeson of Friends of Flamborough School, pictured with the shed which was broken into

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A 16-year-old boy from the Bridlington area was ordered by a youth court to pay back a school he burgled and stole a quantity of alcohol from.

The boy, who we cannot name for legal reasons, broke into a shed on the grounds of Flamborough C of E Primary School in March, and stole cans of John Smith, WKD and bottled water.

Some of the damage

Some of the damage

He also pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis in addition to the £50 as a separate offence.

Magistrates ordered the boy must be referred to the East Yorkshire Youth Offender Panel for nine months, at which the panel is recommended to consider peer pressure, victim awareness and drugs misuse.

The shed which the boy broke into belonged to the group Friends of Flamborough School, who organised fundraising events and campaigns to support to support the school.

The shed was badly damaged during the break in and staff at the school said it had been “ransacked”.

The 16-year-old boy was ordered to a compensation charge of £50, a victim surcharge of £15 and court costs of £85.