Teenager who pulled knife in estate agency office is given three years’ detention

A 16-year-old who went into an estate agency office produced a hunting knife.

Three terrified employees in the Chase Evans office fled into a rear room while the teenager stole their mobile phones.

The youth was one of a pair of offenders described as “menace to the London public”.

The younger teenager, who cannot be named, and his older accomplice both pleaded guilty to a string of offences, including violent robberies where an axe and a rambo knife were used to terrify victims.

The pair approached the estate agents in Elephant & Castle, on a stolen moped, on January 3 this year.

The 16-year-old and Frankie Batchelor, 18, were both arrested the following day.

The 16-year-old has now been sentenced to three years in a young offender institution, while Batchelor has been given five years in a young offender institution.


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  1. Eyereaderturnedposter12

    Frankie Batchelor= HM’s Govt.
    The “unnamed teenager”= Shelter?
    The stolen moped= Spurious stories of “rogue operators”
    The crime= What the two above named parties are currently doing to the property sector…
    Quite the fitting metaphor…

  2. Will2

    As usual sentencing too lack.


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