Exmouth teenager pleads guilty to bus theft

PUBLISHED: 12:43 31 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:29 31 August 2017

Exeter magistrates court. Ref exe 01-17TI 4928. Picture: Terry Ife

Exeter magistrates court. Ref exe 01-17TI 4928. Picture: Terry Ife

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An Exmouth 16 year old has admitted taking a Stagecoach bus before crashing it into traffic lights in Gypsy Lane in July.

An Exmouth teenager pleaded guilty at youth court to stealing and crashing a bus and being in possession of a fire arm.

The 16-year-old boy, who appeared at Exeter Magistrates Court on Friday morning and cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted the aggravated taking of a Stagecoach bus and causing a collision with a set of traffic lights in Gypsy Lane, Exmouth, on July 1, 2017.

He also pleaded guilty to driving without a license or third party insurance, failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident.

The teenager also admitted possessing an air weapon in a public place on June 11, 2017.

The court adjourned the case until Thursday, September 28, 2017, for the preparation of pre-sentence reports.

Magistrates heard how previously he pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the requirements of a youth rehabilitation order having missed two Youth Offending Team appointments on June 28 and July 12, of this year, as well as 17 curfew violations.

He had also pleaded guilty to three counts of theft from motor vehicles in Exmouth between July and August, 2017.

The teenager also admitted a failure to surrender to police at the appointed time on August 17, 2017.

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