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Teenager dubbed 'one boy crime wave' sent to secure accommodation

The teenager was sentenced at Derby Crown Court for a string of offences across the city. Credit: PA

A teenager dubbed a 'one boy crime wave' by police has been ordered to spend more than three years in secure accommodation.

The 14-year-old committed a string of offences including robberies and burglaries in a seven month window. During his crime spree across Derby, he was even involved in a robbery where a 40-year-old man was knocked to the floor and had his phone and bank card stolen.

The teenager, who cannot be named, was sentenced for a total of 12 offences, including 10 burglaries.

Speaking at Derby Crown Court, His Honour Judge Bennett sentenced the teen to 40 months in secure accommodation outside of Derbyshire. He added that it would be 'detrimental' if he returned to where the offences took place upon his release.

Detective Chief Inspector Darren De’Ath, from Derbyshire Police, thanked all who were involved in convicting the boy. He added: "He really was a ‘one-boy crime wave’, committing most of his crime in the Normanton and Peartree areas of the city. He has now been sentenced for these serious offences, including robbery and house burglaries, so we are relieved for the victims and the rest of the community that he is now in secure accommodation out of the county."