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14-year-old boy charged alongside two others
1:51pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
A 14-YEAR-old boy has appeared before a judge accused of taking part in a robbery and an attempted robbery.
The boy, from Penhill, is said to have been involved in two incidents on Monday, August 13.
Alongside him in the dock at Swindon Crown Court were 19-year-old Matthew Payne and a 16-year-old boy.
Payne, of Limes Avenue, Pinehurst, and the 16-year-old, also from the Pinehurst area, pleaded guilty to both charges. They admitted taking a mobile phone from one youngster and trying to steal from another.
The youngest defendant did not enter any pleas and his case has been sent to the youth court where he tell the justices if he is guilty or not.
The 16-year-old’s case was also remitted to the youth court and he will face sentence there.
Payne’s case was adjourned to Friday, October 26 to allow the probation service time to compile a pre-sentence report.
Judge Euan Ambrose released him on bail on condition he does not contact named witnesses and does not go to Thames Avenue.
He said: “I am ordering a report and extending your bail but don’t read anything into that. All options including custody are open to the sentencing judge next time.”