Youth drove into police car park

PUBLISHED: 13:32 20 September 2007 | UPDATED: 12:52 04 May 2010

A POLICE helicopter tracking a 16-year-old driver was amazed to see him drive into a police car park. The Ely teenager was then arrested, and admitted he was a banned driver, he had no insurance, and the car had been taken without consent. Appearing at El

A POLICE helicopter tracking a 16-year-old driver was amazed to see him drive into a police car park.

The Ely teenager was then arrested, and admitted he was a banned driver, he had no insurance, and the car had been taken without consent.

Appearing at Ely Youth Court on Thursday; the youngster was given an 18-month supervision order with 10 hours a week specified activities.

But if the boy's family had not been homeless and living in bed and breakfast accommodation, he would have been given an electronic curfew order, said presiding magistrate Sue Thompson.

"We are extremely concerned you are categorised as homeless and the council has not seen fit to do something about that," she said.

Mrs Thompson told the boy's mother he should be at home every evening by 9pm for the next three months. She ordered him to pay £30 costs.

The court heard how a white Vauxhall Corsa was reported stolen on August 25, and two days later, the teenager was seen driving the vehicle through Cambridge.

"He went into a multi-storey car park in Warkworth Terrace, it was the police station car park and he was arrested," said Mrs Dmitriev.

The boy told the court he was sorry that he did it, and added: "I don't know why I did it."

The court heard the teenager is now looking for work as a roofer or labourer.

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