A 12-YEAR-OLD boy who smashed the window of a Poole takeaway is one of 21 children to appear before the courts on a single day this week.

All of the children were ordered to attend the youth court, which is held at Poole Magistrates' Court, in late July.

None can be named because of their ages.

One 15-year-old girl, who lives in Devon, is charged with having a kitchen knife with a 12-centimetre blade, as well as seven grams of cannabis, in Serpentine Road, Poole on May 30.

Days before, on May 23, she had heroin in Bournemouth Road, Poole, prosecutors allege. The girl has not yet entered a plea to the charges.

A Boscombe boy, 15, admitted having a kitchen knife in Stour Road, Christchurch on March 12.

He was referred to a youth offender panel for a contract having effect for three months.

A 14-year-old boy from Norwich is charged with stealing the keys of an Aston Martin and a Land Rover, as well as alcohol, binoculars and a leaf blower, during a burglary in Bridge Street, Christchurch on July 11 2018.

He is also charged with damaging a Mazda parked in Poole in December last year.

He has not yet entered a plea and the case was adjourned.

A 15-year-old from Poole admitted the burglary charge at the Christchurch address. He was referred to a panel for a six-month contract and ordered to pay £300 compensation.

The total value of the items taken during the burglary is £2,251.

Another boy, who lives in Poole and is just 13, was charged with a burglary in Downland Place, Poole on July 10 2018. He is also accused of two attempted burglaries and fraud, all of which are alleged to have happened on the same day.

A trial will take place in September.

One 16-year-old, of Poole, was ordered to comply with a two-month contract after admitting stealing a Sony sound bar from Tesco in Waterloo Road, Poole on April 12.

A 15-year-old from Christchurch is accused of six counts of assaulting a girl by beating her, as well as damaging an iPhone and assaulting a person by beating him.

He will appear for trial in September.

A six-month anti-social behaviour injunction was made in the case of a 16-year-old from Southbourne accused of a string of charges. A trial will take place in September.

One 12-year-old boy from Bournemouth is charged with two counts of assault by beating, both of which allegedly happened in Exeter Crescent, Bournemouth in March. He has not entered pleas.

A Wimborne boy, 15, is charged with using threatening or abusive words or behaviour and damaging a mirror belonging to Dorset Police. A 16-year-old, also from Wimborne, has denied using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour in Wimborne on July 2.

The 12-year-old who admitted smashing the window of Taco Bell in Poole High Street must comply with a four-month contract and pay £200 compensation. He also admitted stealing alcohol from the Co-op in Ashley Road, Poole.

A Poole boy, 13, admitted driving a pit bike without a licence, insurance or MOT in Cranwell Close, Bournemouth on May 29.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of a 14-year-old girl from Rossmore after she allegedly assaulted two emergency workers in Poole on May 12.

One 15-year-old boy from Spetisbury was charged with having a quantity of cannabis.

A 17-year-old girl from Kinson is charged with assaulting a person by beating them in the churchyard at St Peter's, Bournemouth on April 15. The case was adjourned. Another 17-year-old admitted possessing cannabis and was referred to a panel for two months.

A trial will take place next month for a 16-year-old boy accused of stealing a bike and having a folding lock knife.

A 15-year-old boy from East Howe is accused of failing to comply with a youth rehabilitation order by breaching his curfew on 13 occasions. A warrant was issued.

A Bristol boy, 15, admitted two counts of failing to comply with a youth rehabilitation order. The case was adjourned until next month.

Prosecutors allege a 17-year-old boy from Wolverhampton had 33 wraps of crack cocaine with intent to supply them to others in Holes Bay Road, Poole on July 2. No plea was entered and the case was adjourned.