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Schoolgirls as young as eight have been questioned by police on suspicion of burgling a nursery and causing hundreds of pounds of damage.
The five children - two aged eight and three aged ten - were spoken to by police with their parents present. They cannot be named for legal reasons.
The three ten-year-olds are of the age of criminal responsibility, meaning they could face further action from police.
The five are suspected of breaking into the Leatherhead Trinity Children’s Centre in Surrey between August 16 and 19.
Five bikes were stolen and £500 (about R7 900) of damage was caused to equipment. Sandpits at the nursery were ruined when they were left open and exposed to the weather.
A Surrey Police spokesman said: “All the girls were spoken to by police. The three ten-year-olds were interviewed under caution. We are awaiting a report to be put together by the Youth Intervention Clinic to decide an outcome. The investigation is ongoing.”
The five bikes that were stolen have since been tracked down and returned to the nursery.
A local resident, Barry Greenway, 37, said: “It’s terrible that children so young could be involved in a burglary of a nursery school.”
Another resident who asked not to be named said: “You have to ask where the parents are when things like this happen.” - Daily Mail