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Youth charged in connection with Langwith criminal damage

Posted on 2nd April 2015

Police have charged one youth, and arrested another, in connection with criminal damage at a property in Langwith.

Sometime between 2pm and midnight on Tuesday, March 31, vandals allegedly smashed the glass door panels at the rear of a property on Whaley Thorns in Langwith, Mansfield.

A swastika and ‘EDL’ were also said to have been painted on the side on the property by the offenders.

A 13-year-old boy has now been charged with racially aggravated criminal damage. He is due to appear at North Derbyshire’s Youth Court in Chesterfield on Tuesday, April 21.

A 14-year-old girl was also arrested in connection with the incident and has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Section Inspector Frank Burns, who oversees neighbourhood policing in Bolsover, said: “The community of Shirebrook, police and partners work very hard prioritising community cohesion and tolerance.

“Racially motivated behaviour of any sort won’t be tolerated and we will deal with those that think it is acceptable in a robust manner.”

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