Teenagers in court as officers continue to tackle antisocial behaviour in Rotherham

Three boys ¬ who cannot be named for legal reasons - have appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court where they were found guilty of charges including criminal damage following incidents in the Swallownest and Aston areas.

A 17-year-old from Aston, charged with assault and criminal damage to a vehicle, was given a conditional discharge for two years, made the subject of a restraining order and ordered to pay £50 compensation for each offence. His parent or guardian was also ordered to pay £200 costs.

A 17-year-old from Aston, charged with criminal damage to a vehicle, was given a restraining order and ordered to pay £50 compensation. He was also been given a youth rehabilitation order. His parent or guardian was ordered to pay £150.

A 14-year-old from Aston, charged with criminal damage to a vehicle, was given a restraining order, and ordered to pay £50 compensation. He has also been given a youth rehabilitation order.

Rotherham South Inspector Caroline Bakewell said: “These court outcomes are thanks to the victim coming forward and having confidence in the police to take positive action. “We hope that by putting intervention measures in place that it will change the attitudes of the young people involved and encourage them away from further criminal behaviour.

“We will continue our work in the area to offer reassurance to the community and prosecute anyone committing crime or antisocial behaviour.”