Boy, 13, set up ‘black market’ school tuck shop selling stolen biscuits

The child stole dozens of packets of Maryland chocolate chip biscuits in seven separate burglaries at Burton’s Biscuits factory in Layton, near Blackpool, Lancs.
He then sold on biscuits for ten pence each from an improvised shop he set up at his high school using his school satchel. Police were alerted to the dodgy tuck shop after a tip-off from another pupil.
He was later given a police caution and now police officers now plan to visit Fylde coast schools in the new term to remind pupils of the dangers of trespassing on factory sites.
Sgt Richard Greer, of Blackpool’s neighbourhood policing team, said: “The issue of youngsters stealing from Burton’s has been a local priority for several months.
“The site can be a very dangerous place for unauthorised people. There are a lot of forklift trucks and HGVs in operation.

“Children who go on to the site without permission or supervision are putting themselves at risk. In this case, stealing is not only a crime but is also dangerous.”
Biscuits made at the bakery in Layton are transported all over the world and Maryland is one of the company’s leading brands.
Sgt Greer added: “It is important children know the consequences of their actions.
“Stealing from local businesses such as Burton’s has a negative effect on the local community.”


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    Ammara said,

    ummmm u sed u needed a job? 🙂

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