Boy, 17, charged with criminal damage after police vehicles vandalised

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed a teenage boy has been charged with criminal damage after police cars were vandalised in Scarborough.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 9:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 9:43 am
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North Yorkshire Police said after midday on January 6, staff at Scarborough Justice Centre reported someone damaging a marked police vehicle on Northway outside Scarborough Magistrates' Court.

The suspect had just left the court building, having been there on an unrelated matter.

Officers attended and arrested a 17-year-old on suspicion of criminal damage.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "He was charged with criminal damage yesterday evening (January 6).

An Iveco police van and a Peugeot Partner van, used by crime scene investigators, were both damaged, with their passenger-side wing mirrors knocked off. Both vehicles will be out of action until they can be repaired.