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Bank wants £40,000 from G20 girl
04-26-2009, 08:00 PM,
Bank wants £40,000 from G20 girl
Quote:The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has demanded £40,000 compensation from a 17-year-old girl who admitted attacking a branch during G20 protests in London.

The girl, who cannot be named, admitted burglary and criminal damage when protesters targeted the Threadneedle Street branch of the RBS on 1 April.

Prosecution counsel told West London Youth Court the bank wanted to recover the losses incurred during the protest.

The girl, who lives in Brighton, was given an eight-month referral order.

As part of her sentence she may be asked to pay a smaller sum of compensation to RBS.

Prosecutor Ann Crighton said three plate glass windows were broken and several pieces of computer hardware, which cost an estimated £40,000, were stolen.

Police saw the girl smashing a computer monitor with a keyboard and flinging the keyboard against a window, breaking it.

Mrs Crighton said: "She admits breaking through the police cordon and said she had done so to rescue some of her friends who had been contained in a police 'kettle'.

"At the time she got caught up in the heat of the moment. She thought it would be a good idea to go into the [bank's] foyer.

"When she got inside she thought it would be a better idea to smash up the computer.

"She said she changed her mind and tried to throw the computer through the window instead.

"She was seen picking up a keyboard and smashing a window," Mrs Crighton said.

'Other people'

Defence solicitor, Miranda Ching, said that the girl, who was born in Scotland, was unemployed and lived on handouts from friends and family.

"RBS have gone for compensation in the sum of £40,000. In my view, this is wholly unjustified.

"It may well be that a substantial amount of criminal damage was caused as a whole by other people on 1 April.

"We must look at what my client is charged with and that is IT equipment.

"That seems to be, at most, one computer keyboard and one computer monitor," she said.

The court heard that the teenager, who was introduced to political activism by her stepfather at an early age, had participated in a series of protests across Britain.

The court also ordered her to write a letter of apology and sign an agreement not to commit further crimes.
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04-26-2009, 08:10 PM,
Bank wants £40,000 from G20 girl
She should write a letter saying "Up yours you crabby old bitch" and state that it's from me!!!

04-26-2009, 10:55 PM,
Bank wants £40,000 from G20 girl
She should've torched it.... small thinking, small goals.
04-27-2009, 12:09 AM,
Bank wants £40,000 from G20 girl
was she not masked up?
04-27-2009, 08:28 AM,
Bank wants £40,000 from G20 girl
People like her are compromising the whole movement. There was no use damaging equipment, breaking windows, being violent in any way. She deserves what she gets.
04-27-2009, 12:40 PM,
Bank wants £40,000 from G20 girl
Quote:was she not masked up?

A lot of them were not masked when they smashed RBS..

I do wonder if smashing RBS was part of the plan so the police could go in heavy handed, RBS did not have any boards protecting their window which was strange especially after Sir Goodwin’s home got hit.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. - Che Guevara

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04-27-2009, 01:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-27-2009, 01:22 PM by rsol.)
Bank wants £40,000 from G20 girl
i think we can take this on face value guys. she was dumb enough to go in without a mask. Even the set-up artists know to go incognito. I have to agree with hans here. Its criminal damage. whether she can pay up is beside the point. If i were her step dad id be quite ashamed of myself and also looking at my soon to be empty wallet. The kid wont pay a penny but we know who will.....

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