Teenager admits burglary at college site

A fourth boy arrested for his part in the burglary and £110,000 of vandalism to a college was told he could face custody by magistrates in King's Lynn yesterday.

A fourth boy arrested for his part in the burglary and £110,000 of vandalism to a college was told he could face custody by magistrates in King's Lynn yesterday.

Toilets and sinks, television and computer screens were smashed, floors were left flooded and ceilings brought down when four youths broke into Plaxtole House in King's Lynn, a 40-bed hall of residence for disabled students and vulnerable adults.

The vandalism was carried out over three days in July.

The 16-year-old, from the Yarmouth area, yesterday pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary with intent to steal. A third charge of criminal damage was withdrawn.

Earlier this month three other youths - aged 12 to 17 from the King's Lynn area -- admitted in court a string of offences, which included burglary with intent to steal and criminal damage. Their cases were adjourned for pre-sentence reports to October 9.

The fourth boy was given unconditional bail and his case also adjourned for a pre-sentence report to October 9.

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