Boy of 13 is among burglary suspects

Scene – Cluny Square, where six males were arrested

Scene – Cluny Square, where six males were arrested

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A TEENAGE boy aged just 13 was among a gang of other boys and two men arrested as police smashed a suspected burglary ring in Southend.

Officers raided a house in Cluny Square to arrest six males, aged 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 43 on suspicion of burglary.

They discovered a quad bike in the living room, as well as tools and two mountain bikes, which they believe were stolen from a shed in North Avenue.

Residents in the area have been left shocked by the arrests of suspects so young.

A 49-year-old mother of five, who asked not to be named, said: “It’s disgraceful that so many children have been arrested.

“I blame the parents. It’s not always their fault, but there needs to be strict action taken by parents. If I saw a child trying to burgle my house I would probably give them an old fashioned hiding and take them to their parents for a telling off.

“You have to be hard on them.

North Avenue is really different to Cluny Square, there are a lot of elderly people here and families.

It’s a disgrace this has happened.”

Another resident, aged 54, said: “Teenagers haven’t got much to do, but it’s no excuse to break the law. My four-year-old grandson lives with us and I think ‘what’s it going to be like in the future for him?’”

Chief Insp Simon Anslow, district commander for Southend, said: “We carried out a search warrant at the property and, as a result, we recovered property that had been stolen in a shed burglary the night before.

“We arrested six people on suspicion of burglary.”

All the suspects were released on bail until July 30 pending further inquiries. Anyone with information can call 101.

A TEENAGE burglary suspect was found hiding under a campervan in a Tesco car park.

The 19-year-old, from Southend, was one of two suspects who ran from police in the early hours of yesterday morning. Residents alerted police to the men, who they saw trying to break into a garden shed in Northville Drive, Westcliff. Police raced to the scene and the suspects fled.

After a quick police search, officers stopped one of the suspects in the nearby Tesco car park in Prince Close. They found him cowering under a campervan trying to hide.

The 19-year-old Southend man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted burglary and spent yesterday in custody being questioned.

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11:12am Mon 16 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

Well burglary was never my method of crime. I do think it's pretty low really. But then again, it's just people trying to make money which I am 100 percent about.
Well burglary was never my method of crime. I do think it's pretty low really. But then again, it's just people trying to make money which I am 100 percent about. born and raised criminal
  • Score: -19

11:34am Mon 16 Jun 14

emcee says...

Quote: "Residents in the area have been left shocked by the arrests of suspects so young."
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They have obviously led a very sheltered life.

Quote: “I blame the parents. It’s not always their fault, but there needs to be strict action taken by parents. If I saw a child trying to burgle my house I would probably give them an old fashioned hiding and take them to their parents for a telling off. You have to be hard on them."
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Southend is rife with school-aged children left to their own devices, a lot of which then turn to crime. Indeed, parents do need to step up to the mark but so do the police and the justice system when that parenting so often fails.
It is about time there was "zero tolerance" towards unruly kids, as well as towards the parents that allow them to be so uruly in the first place.
Quote: "Residents in the area have been left shocked by the arrests of suspects so young." - They have obviously led a very sheltered life. Quote: “I blame the parents. It’s not always their fault, but there needs to be strict action taken by parents. If I saw a child trying to burgle my house I would probably give them an old fashioned hiding and take them to their parents for a telling off. You have to be hard on them." - Southend is rife with school-aged children left to their own devices, a lot of which then turn to crime. Indeed, parents do need to step up to the mark but so do the police and the justice system when that parenting so often fails. It is about time there was "zero tolerance" towards unruly kids, as well as towards the parents that allow them to be so uruly in the first place. emcee
  • Score: 12

11:41am Mon 16 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

emcee wrote:
Quote: "Residents in the area have been left shocked by the arrests of suspects so young."
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They have obviously led a very sheltered life.

Quote: “I blame the parents. It’s not always their fault, but there needs to be strict action taken by parents. If I saw a child trying to burgle my house I would probably give them an old fashioned hiding and take them to their parents for a telling off. You have to be hard on them."
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Southend is rife with school-aged children left to their own devices, a lot of which then turn to crime. Indeed, parents do need to step up to the mark but so do the police and the justice system when that parenting so often fails.
It is about time there was "zero tolerance" towards unruly kids, as well as towards the parents that allow them to be so uruly in the first place.
Crime pays in my eyes if you ain't caught.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Quote: "Residents in the area have been left shocked by the arrests of suspects so young." - They have obviously led a very sheltered life. Quote: “I blame the parents. It’s not always their fault, but there needs to be strict action taken by parents. If I saw a child trying to burgle my house I would probably give them an old fashioned hiding and take them to their parents for a telling off. You have to be hard on them." - Southend is rife with school-aged children left to their own devices, a lot of which then turn to crime. Indeed, parents do need to step up to the mark but so do the police and the justice system when that parenting so often fails. It is about time there was "zero tolerance" towards unruly kids, as well as towards the parents that allow them to be so uruly in the first place.[/p][/quote]Crime pays in my eyes if you ain't caught. born and raised criminal
  • Score: -8

12:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

BIRLIS says...

Wonder how many of them are related? Around there that could easiy be three generations of the same family!
Wonder how many of them are related? Around there that could easiy be three generations of the same family! BIRLIS
  • Score: 9

1:34pm Mon 16 Jun 14

TheaWells says...

"If I saw a child trying to burgle my house I would probably give them an old fashioned hiding and take them to their parents for a telling off. "

Ironically though YOU would end up with assault charges and the 'child' would be sent on a charity paid holiday to get over your assault and to try to help his self esteem and stop him from a life of crime.... A guy in Rochford had the same thoughts as you a few years ago "an old fashioned hiding" and ended up with a criminal record while the teen was sent to Alton Towers or whatever it's called with a group of other young offenders who then became a gang a few months later.. madness!
"If I saw a child trying to burgle my house I would probably give them an old fashioned hiding and take them to their parents for a telling off. " Ironically though YOU would end up with assault charges and the 'child' would be sent on a charity paid holiday to get over your assault and to try to help his self esteem and stop him from a life of crime.... A guy in Rochford had the same thoughts as you a few years ago "an old fashioned hiding" and ended up with a criminal record while the teen was sent to Alton Towers or whatever it's called with a group of other young offenders who then became a gang a few months later.. madness! TheaWells
  • Score: 7

2:20pm Mon 16 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

errant young lads, under the spell of a 'fagin' (the 43 year old) like a modern day oliver twist, being played out on the streets and back yards of southend........
errant young lads, under the spell of a 'fagin' (the 43 year old) like a modern day oliver twist, being played out on the streets and back yards of southend........ pembury53
  • Score: 4

4:20pm Mon 16 Jun 14

the25man says...

DO GOODERS see what you are doing. These youngsters are like this because you YOU.
DO GOODERS see what you are doing. These youngsters are like this because you YOU. the25man
  • Score: 1

4:37pm Mon 16 Jun 14

danger2013 says...

Maybe they had to steal in order to survive? Its a real possibility in this day and age.
Maybe they had to steal in order to survive? Its a real possibility in this day and age. danger2013
  • Score: -7

4:51pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

emcee wrote:
Quote: "Residents in the area have been left shocked by the arrests of suspects so young." - They have obviously led a very sheltered life. Quote: “I blame the parents. It’s not always their fault, but there needs to be strict action taken by parents. If I saw a child trying to burgle my house I would probably give them an old fashioned hiding and take them to their parents for a telling off. You have to be hard on them." - Southend is rife with school-aged children left to their own devices, a lot of which then turn to crime. Indeed, parents do need to step up to the mark but so do the police and the justice system when that parenting so often fails. It is about time there was "zero tolerance" towards unruly kids, as well as towards the parents that allow them to be so uruly in the first place.
I have always thought that if police are called to a incident with under 16 they should scoop them up take them to the station and have both parents pick them up
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Quote: "Residents in the area have been left shocked by the arrests of suspects so young." - They have obviously led a very sheltered life. Quote: “I blame the parents. It’s not always their fault, but there needs to be strict action taken by parents. If I saw a child trying to burgle my house I would probably give them an old fashioned hiding and take them to their parents for a telling off. You have to be hard on them." - Southend is rife with school-aged children left to their own devices, a lot of which then turn to crime. Indeed, parents do need to step up to the mark but so do the police and the justice system when that parenting so often fails. It is about time there was "zero tolerance" towards unruly kids, as well as towards the parents that allow them to be so uruly in the first place.[/p][/quote]I have always thought that if police are called to a incident with under 16 they should scoop them up take them to the station and have both parents pick them up Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Mon 16 Jun 14

runwellian says...

Cluny square ... that says it all!
Cluny square ... that says it all! runwellian
  • Score: 2

9:36pm Mon 16 Jun 14

lucy10 says...

runwellian wrote:
Cluny square ... that says it all!
why
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: Cluny square ... that says it all![/p][/quote]why lucy10
  • Score: 0

11:52pm Mon 16 Jun 14

the25man says...

Well it shows the owls over Cluny Square do there work.
Keep it up lads and get more of them
Well it shows the owls over Cluny Square do there work. Keep it up lads and get more of them the25man
  • Score: 0

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