Lancaster theft spree teens charged

Lancaster Police Station. STOCK PIC
Lancaster Police Station. STOCK PIC

Two teenagers from Lancaster have appeared in court following an attempted burglary at a shooting club in Tatham.

One of the boys, aged 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also appeared at Lancaster Magistrates Court for a raft of other charges including stealing items from Lancaster library, Lancashire Constabulary and a former Lancaster high school.

The boy has pleaded guilty to stealing a Makita drill set from Skerton High School, worth £120, on July 17, a community radio from Lancaster library, worth £250, on May 18, a set of handcuffs from Lancaster police station, on July 7, and two bikes from a property in Damside Street, on May 26.

He also pleaded guilty to resisting a police constable, on July 7, and entering Tatham Shooting Club as a trespasser with intent to steal on August 12. He has been remanded on unconditional bail to appear at Lancaster Magistrates Court on September 22.

The second boy, also aged 17, pleaded guilty to stealing a CCTV camera, worth £440, belonging to Lancaster City Council, on June 4.

He also pleaded guilty to entering Tatham Shooting Club as a trespasser with intent to steal, and stealing two bikes from a property in Damside Street.

He was sentenced to a Youth Rehabilitation Order at Lancaster Magistrates Court on September 1. The sentence also included 40 hours unpaid work, £200 compensation, and £15 costs.