Gang of youths accused of break-in

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A group of eight children under 12 - and as young as seven - allegedly broke into a Napier house to punch and kick holes in walls.

Sergeant Allan Potter said the youngest in the group was a seven-year-old who had been led by an 11-year-old involved in a gang of youths.

He said the house was a vacant Housing New Zealand house.

The group of youths were taken home to their parents and no action has been taken at this stage.

Police in Napier were also investigating a 12-year-old who had allegedly twice left the Warehouse with a trolley filled with unpaid items.

Mr Potter said the child had been used by older family members to commit crime.

- APNZ

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