Teenager (15) accused of breaking children’s home windows


A teenager boy has appeared in court accused of breaking eight windows at a children’s home.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named because of his age, is charged with breaking the windows and causing over £840 worth of damage on June 22.

He is further charged with possessing class B drugs on July 23.

Derry Magistrates Court heard allegations that the teen caused the damage because he ‘got angry’.

He believed another resident had stolen his TV and began smashing windows, glasses and furniture in the home.

The court heard the teenager was under the influence of so-called legal highs at the time.

He was released on police bail and banned from consuming non-prescribed drugs.

However, when police carried out a bail check he was found in possession of two bags of suspected cannabis.

During police interview he claimed these were actually legal highs.

Police opposed bail for fear of further offences.

District Judge Barney McElholm released the 15-year-old on his own bail of £100 and banned him from consuming non-prescribed drugs.

He warned the teen if he commits any further offences he will ‘find it very hard to stay out of custody’.

The 15-year-old will appear in court again on August 18.