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.
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.