Teen to pay $12,933 for Brighton smashing spree

December 22, 2014 | By More

Court House-Sept-2013-08A teenager faces a $12,933 bill for his one-third share of the damage in a smashing spree at the New Brighton Pier and the library next to it.

Eighteen-year-old Shem Mikiya-Hoani Brokenshire has admitted his part in causing more than $38,000 worth of damage to glass balustrade panels on the pier, and library windows.

Brokenshire, a waiter from Addington, pleaded guilty to a charge of intentionally destroying and damaging the panels, and the two windows, the property of Christchurch City Council.

Brokenshire was with two co-offenders. One has been referred to the Youth Court, and the other had yet to be interviewed, police said in the Christchurch District Court today.

The 21 glass panels were on a pedestrian ramp on the pier, and the two large windows were in the New Brighton Public Library.

Judge Paul Kellar remanded Brokenshire on bail for sentencing on March 20, and said he would be attending a restorative justice meeting during the remand. The outcome of that meeting will be reported to the judge at the sentencing.

The judge ordered a reparation report as police said Brokenshire would be expected to pay $12,933, his share of the damage done.




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