Teenager, 16, banned from hundreds of Plymouth shops

A 16-year-old troublemaker has been banned from hundreds of Plymouth shops, hotels and a university campus after his latest spate of offending.

The boy vandal and shoplifter has also been barred from being on the street in a group of five people under 18.

A judge has handed the youth a wide-ranging year-long Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court.

He has also been effectively grounded for three months with a late-night curfew.

The boy from a city estate, whose identity is protected by law, had pleaded guilty to his latest four offences.

He caused criminal damage to the entrance wall to the Plymstock Broadway shopping centre on October 5 last year.

The teenager also stole make-up from Boots in Drake Circus on November 20 and spirits from Morrisons in Outland Road on February 4.

He was finally caught with 0.1 grams of the Class A drug MDMA five days later.

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The offences were committed in breach of a Youth Rehabilitation Order made at the same court last June for similar crimes.

District Judge Joanna Matson handed him a new order as well as the CBO at Plymouth Youth Court.

The teenager is banned from being in a group of five under-18s, save for with his family, in education or training or at a sporting event.

He is barred from even associating with a single person aged under 15, save for in the same settings.

The youth cannot carry a bottle or can of alcohol in public or in private premises – unless he has parental consent.

He is also barred from drinking alcohol in public and being drunk on the street.

The boy is prohibited from any shop or other business which is part of the Plymouth Against Retail Crime group – which covers about 600 places.

The only exception is his local superstore.

He is also barred from any hotel, bed or breakfast or guesthouse within Plymouth and all University of Plymouth property, especially halls of residence.

The judge handed the boy a fresh 12-month Youth Rehabilitation Order, including a three- month electronically-tagged home curfew between 10pm and midnight.

He must do 40 hours of reparation work and be under the supervision of the youth offending team for a year.

The boy was finally ordered to pay £100 each in compensation to Boots and Morrisons for the goods he stole, plus £22 compensation.

A 12-year-old boy who has also committed a string of offences has also just been banned from a Plymouth estate for the second time.

The serial vandal was excluded from Barne Barton.

Main image: Picture of two boys posed by models

Plymouth Live