Teenager arrested in Scarborough on suspicion of damaging police vehicles outside court

A teenager has been arrested by police on suspicion of damaging two Scarborough police vehicles yesterday (January 6).

By Corinne Macdonald
Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 9:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 9:37 am
Photo provided by North Yorkshire Police.
Photo provided by North Yorkshire Police.

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.

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.

Update: Police have confirmed the teenager was charged with criminal damage on January 6.