Essex

Basildon boy charged with burglary and motoring offences

A boy from Essex has been charged with 24 separate criminal offences including nine counts of burglary.

The 16-year-old was remanded in custody on Friday until a further appearance at Basildon Youth Court on 27 October.

As well as burglary, the boy, from Basildon, is accused of five counts of taking a motor vehicle without consent.

He also faces six counts of driving without insurance, three more of motor vehicle theft and one of making off without payment for fuel, police said.

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