Breached bail after visiting grave

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A teenage boy breached his bail on the anniversary of his father’s death.

The 17-year-old Blackpool boy went with his mother to visit his dad’s grave and was late back for his curfew.

The teenager, who can not be identified for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to failing to comply with a bail condition. Blackpool Magistrates rebailed him.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said the boy had been accused of two house burglaries and possessing cannabis. He was bailed on the condition he kept 7pm to 7am curfew at his given address. Between July 21 and 23 the company which monitored the boy’s tag were alerted it had been tampered with. It was the anniversary of his father’s death and he was late back after visiting his grave.

It was the teenager’s first breach of bail.