....Investigating Police Community Support Officer Dan Arthur said the powers of restorative justice are a good way of dealing with young offenders.

“If these children had gone through the courts they would not have come in contact with the victim, the managing director of the company,” he said.

“We held two restorative justice sessions with each child attending with a parent.

“I think the adults were quite shocked at how many youngsters were involved.

“The whole experience was quite sobering for them, hopefully it will stop them doing anything like this in future.”

Scaffolding had been erected to carry out building repairs, leading to a small window at the top floor that had been left open.

Five children from the group, aged between 11 and 15, climbed through to access the factory floor.

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