A TEENAGER has admitted his involvement in a spree of criminal activity in Colchester after he appeared in court charged with burglary, theft, and criminal damage.

The boy, who is 13 and cannot be named by the media under UK law, attended Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Friday, May 10 to face 16 charges.

They included burglary of a building in Fivefields Court, Colchester, in October last year and the theft of a £100 pedal cycle from Pace Automotive Body Repair Centre in the Hythe.

The teenager also admitted theft of a £3,500 Yammer Nmax moped from an address in Forest Road and a £600 motorbike in Greenstead.

Further offences of stealing Lucozade and 58 Vimto Dazzlers from a Colchester Co-Op, as well as assault of an emergency worker, were admitted by the boy following an incident in November.

A charge of handling stolen good was dropped and the teenager denied seven other offences.

They included the use of threatening and abusive behaviour, criminal damage of a shed, burglary, assault by beating, common assault, and going equipped for theft.

The teenager is due to appear before Southend Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, June 4.