Roof-running teens sentenced at court

Two teenagers were sentenced after pleading guilty to causing criminal damage to Honiton Community C

Two teenagers were sentenced after pleading guilty to causing criminal damage to Honiton Community College's roof. - Credit: Archant

Two teenagers caught on a school roof in Honiton have pleaded guilty to their offences.

The youngsters, one aged 14 and the other aged 16, admitted causing criminal damage to Honiton Community College’s roof when they appeared at Exeter Magistrates’ Court.

Both teens were sentenced to six-month youth offender services and ordered to pay £20 in costs each.

Police constable Jeanette Bassett, neighbourhood beat manager, said: “Police will be taking positive action against anyone found to be running across roofs and causing damage to property.”

There have been several incidents of teenagers running on rooftops in Honiton this year, including Honiton Library’s and those belonging to shops in High Street.


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PC Bassett added: “It is vital that the public work with us to help tackle this crime. Anyone who witnesses anti-social behaviour is asked to report it to the police on 101 or 101@dc.police.uk”

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