Supervision order for Stourbridge teenager who raided his mother's home

A STOURBRIDGE teenager who raided his mother's home after a family fall out and took over £1,500 worth of property has been placed on Supervision for a year.

Recorder John Edwards at Wolverhampton Crown Court told 18-year-old Kurtis Westwood that at first blush it was an extremely mean offence committed with "stealth and planning."

But it happened in the context of a breakdown in his relationship with his mother and he stressed it was an "emotional response."

Westwood, of Norfolk Road, Wollaston, admitted burglary at a time when he was faced with a "number of personal difficulties" - Timothy Pole, defending, said.

He told the court it was "quite a sad case" that occurred when Westwood was getting no support at all from his family.

Mark Rees, prosecuting, said Westwood climbed a drainpipe to get access to an upstairs window at his mother's home on the Kingsway, Wollaston.

He then got away with items including an iPhone and Playstation but once the burglary was discovered his mother quickly notified police.

Officers then went to Westwood's home where they recovered the stolen property which he said he was going to sell to put some cash in his pocket.

The Recorder told the teenager it was now time he got his "life back on track".

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