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Teen apologises and is to pay for repairs to a sign he admitted damaging at a park in South Normanton

Posted on 2nd July 2018

A teenaged boy has apologised and is to pay for repairs to a sign at a park in South Normanton after he admitted damaging it.

The 15 year old, who lives locally, and his parents have been spoken to with by officers from the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team.

He fully admitted causing the damage on Thursday, May 24, at South Street Recreation Ground.

The boy has apologised and agreed to pay more than £50 to South Normanton Parish Council for repairs to the sign.

He was identified following a media appeal with CCTV images to help officers find out more information about what happened.

PCSO Lucy Naughton of the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “The boy was sorry that he had damaged the sign, and he has done something positive to make amends, by paying to repair the damage and offering an apology.

“We would like to thank the community for their help in the appeal earlier this month. It has helped us to resolve the matter to the benefit of all those affected.”

The damage was resolved through Community Remedy, a process which allows officers to use their professional judgment to resolve minor crimes swiftly and in accordance with the victims’ wishes.

The crime is recorded as usual but dealt with in a more proportionate way, without the case going through the court process.

For more information on Community Remedy or Restorative Justice please click here or visit www.restorativejustice.org.uk.

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