8 year-old girls suspected of burglary at nursery

Five school children aged between 8 and 10 years-old are suspected of stealing five bicycles from a nursery in Surrey during a purported break-in.  The break-in is said to have occurred between 16th and 19th August.  Reports suggest £500 worth of damage was caused to Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre after sandpits were opened and left “exposed to the weather,” according to police.

The bicycles were recovered and returned, undamaged, to the centre.

The police say all five girls have been spoken to.  Two of the girls were under ten years of age, which in England and Wales is the age of criminal responsibility.  The police cannot take any action against any child below the age of 10, regardless of the crime that is said to have been committed.

Three of the girls, all aged 10, were interviewed and investigations are yet to be resolved.

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5 thoughts on “8 year-old girls suspected of burglary at nursery

  1. duncanheenan

    This post may be worthy of a teenager’s Facebook, but not a Criminal Law blog.
    Are we to have chapter and verse on every child who does something naughty now?
    Wasting police time is a criminal offence. It is a pity that wasting people’s time on the internet isn’t…yet.

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    1. Sara Williams Post author

      Not everyone will be aware of the age of criminal responsibility and the purpose of the post was to highlight this. Apologies if you felt your time was wasted in reading it. It is a very short post so I imagine it took longer to comment than it did to read.

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  3. John Allman

    “£500 worth of damage was caused to Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre after sandpits were opened and left ‘exposed to the weather’ ”

    The sand in the sandpits got damp, and the local education authority spent a massive FIVE HUNDRED QUID just to dry out the sand, which needed not be too wet by the time the new term started A FORTNIGHT LATER? What did they do, hire a barrister for the day, to spout a load of hot air at the wet sand?

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