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Merstham boys sentenced after items thrown from M25 footbridge
2:36pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
Three boys aged 13, 14 and 15, and from Merstham, have been sentenced by magistrates after items were thrown from a footbridge over the M25.
The boys, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at East Surrey Magistrates Court in Redhill last Wednesday (October 2).
They were each given a 12-month youth referral order and ordered to pay more than £2,000 in total in compensation after the items were thrown from the footbridge on Brook Road in Merstham on August 1.
Several vehicles, including a bus and a lorry, were damaged as a result of their actions, and they were subsequently charged with criminal damage with intent to endanger life.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Steph Worrell from East Surrey CID, said: "I hope this sentence sends out a clear message that Surrey Police will relentlessly pursue anyone committing a criminal act, regardless of their age.
"I hope anyone who thinks of committing such a mindless act will take this sentence as a warning and it will prevent future occurrences.”
Det Con Worrell added: "I would like to thank the media and the members of the public who assisted with our investigation following an appeal for information in the media and on social media, which allowed us to swiftly arrest the three boys responsible.”