Cemetery joyrider is punished

A Scarborough teenager who went on a joyride through Woodlands cemetery in February has been punished.

The 17-year-old male, who can’t be named for legal reasons, drove recklessly around the graveyard.

He gouged deep ruts in the wet grass and splashed mud onto gravestones.

He pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, driving without a licence and driving without third-party insurance.

He has been disqualified from holding or applying for a driver’s licence for 12 months. If he then applies for a licence, it will be endorsed.

The teenager was ordered to pay £200 in compensation to Scarborough Council and £85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

He received referral orders to the North Yorkshire youth-offenders team for each of the offences.