Teenagers locked up for street robbery

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Two teenagers have been sent to a detention centre for their part in a street robbery in Bedlington earlier this year.

On Wednesday, March 20, a 15-year-old boy was waiting at a bus stop in Netherton Lane when he was approached by a group of youths.

Two of the group threatened him with a knife and stole his mobile phone.

Enquiries were carried out and two youths, aged 14 and 15, were charged with robbery.

They appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on June 25 and were both sentenced to serve two years in a detention centre.

Bedlington Neighbourhood Insp Karen Murray said: “Robbery is an extremely serious offence and this sentencing should send a message out to all criminals, regardless of their age, that if they carry knives or commit crimes like robbery that they face being locked up.”