• UKBTA Team


Operation Buell – boy detained for four months after admitting 11 offences

A 15-year-old boy has been detained in a young offender’s institution as part of Operation Buell – our investigation into vehicle thefts in Bristol.

The boy pleaded guilty to a total of 11 offences during a hearing at Bristol Youth Court yesterday (1 October) and was subsequently handed a four month Detention Training Order.

The boy admitted committing six offences on 7 March – breaching a Criminal Behaviour Order, stealing a Honda motorbike from The Downs, driving without insurance, without a licence and on a road without protective head gear and failing to stop for police.

In addition, he pleaded guilty to taking a Vauxhall Corsa from Lawrence Weston without the owner’s consent on 15 March and driving another, a Mercedes from Henbury, without consent and without a license and insurance on 10 April.

The boy also stole another Mercedes from Clifton last Monday (24 September).

Inspector Rob Cheeseman said: “This boy has been a prolific offender. He has repeatedly deprived people of their vehicles causing them distress and great inconvenience.

“However, no one wants to see a person of his age deprived of their liberty and I hope he now uses his time in detention as an opportunity to learn from his mistakes.”

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