Teenager admits slitting car tyres

A TEENAGER who took part in a spree of criminal damage, involving 14 separate cars, appeared in court on Wednesday.

The 15-year-old attended Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court with his mother, where he pleaded guilty to slitting tyres on four cars and asked for 10 others to be taken into consideration.

Prosecuting, Nikki Miller said that overnight, between March 18 and March 19, 14 vehicles on the Howard Estate, in Bury, were damaged with a sharp instrument, believed to be a knife.

In mitigation, David Stewart said: “As far as he’s concerned he behaved badly, but he made full admission and doesn’t seek to blame anyone else.”

The teenager received a six month referral order and was told to pay £605.87 in compensation, one third of the total damage.

A 17-year-old accused of the same charges had his case adjourned for eight weeks.