Published: May 27, 2010
Highbridge park shooting resolved with 'restorative justice'

The teenager accused of shooting a boy in the face with a BB gun in a Highbridge park last weekend has been dealt with by means of restorative justice, police said on Thursday (May 27th).

The youngster was called into Burnham police station where he met his 10 year-old victim to discuss Saturday's incident in Apex Park near Mallard Place, which was exclusively first reported on here.

Burnham Inspector Roger Tolley told "The two boys discussed the matter and the effects of what happened and what could have happened."

"Going down the restorative justice route makes people recognise and understand what their actions could have caused."

"The victim's mother asked for the suspect not to go through the courts system, so everybody is happy with the outcome and the matter has now ended."

Police have also confirmed that the BB gun used in the attack did not to belong to the teenage suspect and that the incident had not been pre-planned.


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