Police were reportedly called by neighbours
The 16-year-old is said to have been caught with weed in his rucksack after neighbours reported him to the police.
According to The Sun, the police were called due to neighbours being sick of his ‘bad behaviour’. They saw him and a male friend and, after approaching, allegedly saw him throw something away. The cops are said to have found the cannabis in his rucksack.
The event allegedly happened in Primrose Hill, North London – just two miles from his dad’s home, where the young man lives.
A source told the newspaper: ‘Rocco has become a well-known figure in the neighbourhood and not for the right reasons. He’s been repeatedly seen acting suspiciously.
‘This incident was the final straw. Local residents are fed up with him acting in this manner.’
Due to Camden Borough’s “Triage” youth justice scheme, Rocco won’t face a criminal record for his first offence, but will have to undergo a series of workshops instead.
Rocco Ritchie was at the centre of a difficult custody battle earlier this year after he refused to return to the US with his mum after a leg of her UK tour.
The battle lasted for several months, until both parties agreed that he could stay with his dad in London if he visited Madonna during the holidays.