Stevenage girl, 12, pleads guilty to stealing a car

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A 12-year-old girl has appeared in court and pleaded guilty to stealing a car.

The child, who is from Stevenage but cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to stealing a Vauxhall Zafira and driving it along Shephall Way in Stevenage without a licence or insurance.

The incident took place on March 31 and she appeared at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on May 8, when she was ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

She was also referred to the North Herts Youth Offender Panel for a four-month contract, where a plan will be put in place designed to help put right the harm done and prevent future offending.