Boy, 17, charged with 11 counts of criminal damage - police warn people not to name him or they could be taken to court

PUBLISHED: 09:49 11 August 2017

Boy, 17, charged with 11 counts of criminal damage - police warn people not to name him or they could be taken to court

Boy, 17, charged with 11 counts of criminal damage - police warn people not to name him or they could be taken to court

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A 17-year-old boy has been charged with 11 counts of criminal damage and three counts of breaching a criminal behaviour order.

The charge is related to an incident in Whittlesey on Friday August 4.

He was released on bail to appear at Huntingdon Youth Court on Wednesday September 6, with conditions banning him from Whittlesey town centre and imposing a curfew requiring him to remain in his home between 7pm and 7am.

A police spokesman said: “It’s come to our attention that members of the public have been discussing the name of a youth in connection with the arrest made for antisocial behaviour offences.

“We would like to remind the public that if a youth (anyone under 18) has committed a crime or is accused of a crime they are legally entitled to anonymity unless a court orders otherwise.

“Anyone discussing a child’s identity online in connection with a crime once legal proceedings have started, which is once an arrest has been made, could find themselves in contempt of court.”

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