Malmesbury teenager appears in court charged with series of offences
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A 13-year old boy has today appeared in court charged with a series of offences committed in Malmesbury.
The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court charged with three counts of aggravated vehicle taking after three mobility scooters were taken without consent in September 2022.
The teenager previously appeared in court back on December 20 in relation to multiple offences including theft, public order and taking a motor vehicle without consent. At the time, a mandatory Referral Order to the Wiltshire Youth Offending Team was made.
Today (17/1) he pleaded guilty to the three offences and the Youth Referral Order was extended by a further three months. As well as this, a six month Parenting Order was imposed upon his mother. A Parenting Order is an order made at court to help and support parents when their child offends and may impose requirements on the parent to attend counselling or guidance sessions.
Sgt Jamie Ball said: “We have taken this series of anti-social behaviour incredibly seriously as we know the impact it is having on local residents. We have secured a number of charges against this teenager and another youth, aged 15, in recent months and we will be seeking Criminal Behaviour Orders in relation to these individuals in the near future.
“I am pleased that the courts have imposed Youth Referral Orders and now a Parenting Order, which if not adhered to, could have serious consequences at a later date.
“We will continue to take a robust approach when dealing with any ongoing anti social behaviour within our local towns and will continue to keep the public updated with how our enquiries, and any court appearances, progress. I hope the community of Malmesbury feel reassured by the fact that since the street briefings were held in the town last summer, and as a result of our ongoing investigations, there has been a reduction in anti social behaviour in Malmesbury which shows our work is making a difference. ”