This is Mark Ghent, an 18 year old boy that lives in Soho. Mark has just finished school, and has had trouble getting a job in his area.
Because Mark does not have a job, and does not get a wage, he is getting very poor, and his family have kicked him out of their house in daytime. He has unfortunately gone to a criminal gang for support.
When Mark goes out with his gang one day, the gang suggests that he tries burglary for some money. He burgles a sports shop at night, stealing some footballs, so that he can get money from selling them.
However, Mark was in such a rush to get away from the shop, that he did not realise a woman, Gertrude, witnessing his robbery. The woman is shocked, and she talks to a policeman, Seb, at the police station about what she's seen.
Seb finds out Mark's address and is able to locate him. He tells Mark about what he has heard about from the witness. Mark is shocked to hear that a witness had seen him. Seb tells Mark that he needs a meeting with him straight away.
Seb arranges for him, Gertrude and Mark to meet. Seb and Gertrude get the truth out of Mark, and he admits that he stole two footballs, in total worth £112.37. Seb tells Mark to come to the West London Crown Court.