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Rampage of Destruction.
Saturday 19th April 2014 @ 18:00 by Anna Fletcher
A Tameside teenager who went on a spree of destruction in Denton has appeared before the borough’s youth court.
The 17-year-old admitted damaging a catalogue of cars on two separate dates in March, which involved more than 20 vehicles in all.
The court heard damage caused to each vehicle ranged from £250 up to £1,000, with a number of the cars damaged being virtually brand new.
The damage included slashed tyres and the removal of wing mirrors. Magistrates heard there were 28 victims in all but decided no compensation could be paid because of the defendant’s lack of means.
Police responded to the vandalism at the time by conducting house to house enquiries and setting up a mobile police station in the town to take witness statements.
The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was referred to Tameside youth offender panel for a six month contract. A pocket knife in the youth’s possession when the attacks on the cars took place was confiscated by the court and its destruction ordered.