A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has appeared in court following thefts in Ellesmere Port and Frodsham.
The boy, who cannot be named, was given a three-month youth referral order after he admitted the offences but David Finney, defending, said he was being ‘led’ by an adult on each occasion.
The court heard how the boy was seen in the town with a man on February 18.
The pair were loading scaffolding into a van and, when challenged by a witness, said they had permission to do so.
However, they were taking the metal without permission and were arrested after the witness called the police. The man later appeared in court and was ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
Then, on March 13, the boy was seen stealing a trolley full of food worth £107.72 from Asda in Ellesmere Port.
During interview he also admitted taking a Vax vacuum cleaner worth £69.99 from Argos and food worth £44.38 from Aldi.
He was again accompanied by an adult, this time a female who received a conditional discharge.
The boy, who has four previous convictions for five offences, was handed a three-month referral order.