An Albany teen has been sent to Banksia Hill after his bail was revoked on Thursday and he was slapped with new charges for attempting to escape police pursuit. The 16-year-old appeared in custody in Albany Magistrates Court on Thursday, January 4 for breaching what magistrate Dianne Scaddan described as a “garden variety” of bail conditions. The teen is accused of driving recklessly to escape police in a pursuit that ended in a crash. The boy’s defence lawyer Lucy Bourne proposed strict bail conditions, including a 24-hour curfew with an exception to attend work, in an attempt to keep the teen from being remanded in custody at Banksia Hill. Police prosecutor Sgt Warrick Walker opposed bail on the basis that the teen has a burglary trial date in Fremantle and a history of breaching bail conditions. Ms Scaddan was not convinced bail with strict conditions, such as a 24-hour curfew, would be sufficient, noting he had re-offended an hour and 20 minutes after his curfew had ceased. The magistrate noted that the conditions at Banksia Hill were “not suitable for someone like the accused” but that Casuarina Prison’s Unit 18 was not a better alternative for the teen. “Banksia Hill has attracted some notoriety and is well-known, and the decision to send a child to Banksia Hill weighs heavily on the court’s mind,” she said. The teen’s matters were remanded until January 12.