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).
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.