Published On: Mon, Mar 30th, 2015 on 1:54 pm

Boys responsible for property vandalism made to meet owner face-to-face

Vandalism Boys Meet Owner

Three boys responsible for a spate of vandalism at allotments in the village of Berry Brow have been made to meet the property owner face-to-face.

The boys, aged 12 and 13, visited the allotments in Hanging Stone Road in Kirklees yesterday with their fathers.

All three boys had admitted causing damage, which included smashing the windows of a number of sheds and greenhouses, and the visit was agreed with all parties as part of a community resolution.

PC Scott Gardner, PCSO Anna Haigh and allotment owner John Covell showed the boys and their parents the extent of the damage they had caused and explained the implications of the damage for users of the allotments.

All three boys gave their sincere apologies to the allotment owner and users of the allotments and also retrieved several tyres they had rolled to the bottom of a hill.

Vandalism Boys Meet Owner

Inspector Jon Dunkerley, of Huddersfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “PC Gardner has worked hard to investigate this matter and bring the matter to a successful conclusion for the victims of this crime.

“The youths responsible have been dealt with by means of restorative justice which the complainant Mr Covell fully supported. The meeting gave him the ability to explain to these boys what the real impact of the crime was.”

Images: West Yorkshire Police.

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