Teen’s theft at hostel

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A teenager broke into the room of another tenant at a YMCA hostel and stole all the change from his novelty moneybox.

Anthony Richardson, 19, formerly of the YMCA hostel, Fielden House, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to burglary.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months, put on 12 months supervision with a six-month drug rehabilitation course and ordered to pay £40 compensation by Blackpool magistrates.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, told magistrates: “He is ashamed of his actions.

“It cost him his accommodation at the YMCA.

“He realises he put himself in a serious situation.”

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