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A teenager who was caught on camera abusing a Royal Mail postman has admitted common assault and criminal damage – and has apologised for the incident.

Last week a video emerged on social media appearing to show a group of 3 males in the village of Brighstone. In the video, 1 of the individuals is seen to become aggressive to a vital member of the key worker workforce, namely a local postie.

Police were quickly alerted to the situation after the video was shared far and wide, not only locally but nationally on the MailOnline.

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As part of their investigations, officers identified the individual at the centre of the incident and invited him to attend a voluntary interview under caution for the offences of common assault and criminal damage. It has now been confirmed that the teenager admitted the offences in interview.

The boy – who cannot be identified for legal reasons – has been referred to a Youth Offending Team (YOT) Triage Panel. The panel will look at the circumstances of the incident and determine the best course of action. This could include a conditional caution which means the boy would have to engage with local services, but the case could be referred to the courts.

Island Echo understands that the teenager has apologised to the postman for his actions.


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