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Teenagers to write letters of apology to Nottingham Forest chairman after iPro vehicle damage

Posted on 4th February 2015

Two teenagers who were arrested in connection with criminal damage to a car parked at the iPro Stadium will write letters of apology to its owner.

The 19-year-olds were interviewed after a Mercedes Benz belonging to Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi had its number plate and rear windscreen wiper ripped off.

The vehicle also had its tyres deflated during the incident, which happened in a car park outside the ground following the match between Derby County and Forest on January 17.

A letter of explanation and apology will be written by both of the teenagers to Nottingham Forest and the club chairman as part of a Restorative Justice agreement.

Superintendent Gary Parkin said: “Nottingham Forest FC and the chairman were comfortable with a Restorative Justice disposal in this case.

“The two 19-year-olds will write to the club and the chairman to apologise for what they did, which was a course of action agreed by everyone involved.”

Restorative justice was brought in by police in April 2009 to help deal swiftly with minor crimes and reduce bureaucracy.

Under the scheme, crimes are dealt with in accordance with the victims’ wishes without the case going through the court process. The crime is recorded as usual but dealt with in a more proportionate way.

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