Boy jailed for his part in Bletchley disorder

Bletchley Coral bookmakers had its windows smashed
Bletchley Coral bookmakers had its windows smashed

A 16-year-old boy who took part in disorder in Bletchley and Milton Keynes last month has been sent to prison.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was part of a gang who committed burglary, shoplifting, criminal damage and public order offences on August 9.

At Milton Keynes juvenile court on Wednesday (14/9), he was sentenced to 12 months reduced to eight months for an early plea and time served in prison after pleading guilty to violent disorder, burglary, criminal damage, shoplifting and possession of cannabis.

The teenager is one of eight people arrested and charged with various offences in connection with the disorder.

More arrests are expected in the coming weeks.

Det Sgt Stuart Bosley, investigating the disorder, said: “I am satisfied with the court’s sentence. It showed that this youth’s blatant disregard for the law will not be tolerated.

“The investigation into the disorder on the night of 9 August are ongoing and I would like to reassure residents in Milton Keynes and Bletchley that those responsible for breaking the law will be brought to justice.

“We already have a further seven people going through the criminal justice system charged with a variety of offences in the coming weeks and more arrests can be expected.

“I would like thank the public for their ongoing support in helping us identify those responsible and would ask anyone who saw or filmed anything during the riots to email footage or pictures to MiltonKeynesDisorder@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

“Alternatively witnesses can contact me on 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”