Axminster youth admits burglaries in the town

AN AXMINSTER youth has admitted carrying out a spate of burglaries in the town.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, burgled several properties between May 25 and June 1.

He was accused with co-defendant Michael Peter Taylor, 19, for a break-in at Cloakham Lawns Sports Centre, with intent to steal, and a burgly at a house in North Street - stealing goods to the value of �441.

He was also charged with a burglary at Bolts Hair Design, stealing �50 in cash; stealing food items from the United Reformed Church; and entering as a trespessar with the intent to steal at Karen’s Hair Fashions.

He pleaded guilty to all five charges, which Central Devon Magistrates’ Youth Court gave him credit for when sentencing.

The youth was referred to Exeter Youth Offending Team panel, for a contract of nine months.