Boy (13) charged with racially aggravated criminal damage in connection with Langwith incident

Boy charged.
Boy charged.

A teenager has been charged in connection with criminal damage at a property in Langwith.

Officers say vandals allegedly smashed the glass door panels at the rear of a property between 2pm and midnight on Tuesday (31st March).

A swastika and ‘EDL’ were also said to have been painted on the side on the property by the offenders.

A 13-year-old boy has now been charged with racially aggravated criminal damage. He is due to appear at North Derbyshire’s Youth Court in Chesterfield on Tuesday, 21st April.

Detectives say a 14-year-old girl was also arrested in connection with the incident and has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Section Insp Frank Burns, who oversees neighbourhood policing in Bolsover, said: “The community of Shirebrook, police and partners work very hard prioritising community cohesion and tolerance.

“Racially motivated behaviour of any sort won’t be tolerated and we will deal with those that think it is acceptable in a robust manner.”

To speak to alocal Safer Neighbourhood team call police on 101.