‘Dangerous’ cat killer teen held in young offenders institute – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2017 in animal cruelty, burglary, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who stole cats from an animal sanctuary to use as “live bait” for his dogs has been sent to a young offenders institute for 30 months.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2017

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Three teenagers jailed for killing rapper Mdot over a bicycle – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2017 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers have been jailed for stabbing a young rapper to death in a fight over a stolen bicycle in south-east London.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2017

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Waitress blackmailed policeman after editing video to make it sound like he threatened to rape her – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2017 in blackmail, news, sentencing, video recordings, young offenders by tracey

‘A waitress who edited a video to make it sound as though a police officer she met on a dating website was threatening to rape her has been jailed.’

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Daily Telegraph. 5th January 2016

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Edlington boy torturer ‘now a different person’ – BBC News

Posted December 20th, 2016 in anonymity, children, grievous bodily harm, news, rehabilitation, young offenders by sally

‘One of two teenage brothers who tortured two boys in South Yorkshire told a judge he was now “the opposite of that person who did the crimes”.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2016

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Teenager who hacked TalkTalk website given rehabilitation order – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2016 in computer crime, confiscation, internet, news, rehabilitation, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old who admitted hacking offences linked to the TalkTalk data breach has been given a 12-month youth rehabilitation order and had his smartphone and computer hard drive confiscated.’

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The Guardian, 13th December 2016

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BSB welcomes Ministry of Justice review into youth justice – Bar Standards Board

Posted December 13th, 2016 in legal representation, news, reports, young offenders, youth courts by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) welcomes the Ministry of Justice’s review into youth justice, led by Charlie Taylor.’

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Bar Standards Board, 12th December 2016

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‘Secure schools’ pilot scheme for young offenders – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2016 in education, Ministry of Justice, news, pilot schemes, reports, young offenders by sally

‘Two “secure schools” are to be opened for teenage offenders in England and Wales in a bid to improve education within the youth justice system.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2016

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Judge grants lifelong anonymity to brothers who tortured two boys – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2016 in anonymity, news, torture, young offenders by sally

‘Two brothers who beat and tortured another pair of boys when they were aged 10 and 11 will remain anonymous for the rest of their lives, a court ruled on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2016

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Some restraint techniques used in youth system ‘could kill children’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2016 in children, news, personal injuries, reports, restraint, young offenders, young persons by sally

‘An internal Ministry of Justice (MoJ) assessment of restraint used against children and teenagers in young offenders institutions and secure training centres found that some techniques could kill or leave them disabled, it has been reported.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2016

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Teenager jailed for 16 years after murdering senior civil servant – The Guardian

Posted November 24th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been jailed for at least 16 years after being found guilty of murdering a high-ranking civil servant after they met via the gay social networking app Grindr.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2016

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Spalding teenage couple’s murder sentences referred to Attorney General as ‘unduly lenient’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘The 20-year minimum terms handed to a teenage couple – believed to be Britain’s youngest double-murderers – for the brutal “executions” of a mother and her daughter have been referred to the Attorney General for being “unduly lenient”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd November 2016

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Around half of child prisoners now feel unsafe after large rise – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2016 in child abuse, custody, news, race discrimination, reports, young offenders by sally

‘The number of children held in youth prisons who feel unsafe has risen significantly in recent years, an official report has warned.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2016

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Spalding murders: Youngest couple convicted of murder sentenced to minimum of 20 years each – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2016 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A 15-year-old boy and girl have been sentenced to a minimum of 20 years for the murders of a mother and daughter, who were smothered and stabbed in the throat as they slept in their beds.’

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The Independent, 10th November 2016

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Ann Maguire murder could not have been foreseen, review finds – The Guardian

‘The murder of a teacher by one of her pupils during a class at a Leeds school could not have been predicted or pre-empted, an official investigation has found.’

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the Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Young adult offenders need more support, say MPs – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2016 in news, select committees, young offenders by sally

‘Someone who commits a crime between the ages of 18 and 25 should not be treated as an adult by the criminal justice system, a group of MPs have said.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2016

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McPhee v The Queen – WLR Daily

McPhee v The Queen [2016] UKPC 29

‘The defendant, a 17-year-old from Nassau, was arrested on a neighbouring island of The Bahamas on suspicion of murder following an armed robbery. He gave his mother’s phone number in Nassau to the police but no contact with her was established and no lawyer was called. After more than 31 hours in custody, during which time the custody log showed he had been taken from his cell several times but without any record made of his being questioned, a church minister in his mid-seventies was asked to come to the police station to witness the defendant make a statement. The minister did not speak to the defendant alone nor offer him any advice, but observed that the defendant was hungry and gave the police money to buy him a meal, after which the defendant made a written statement under caution confessing to the murder. Apart from the confession the only evidence against the defendant was that of another defendant who became a prosecution witness during the trial. At trial, the defendant claimed that his statement had been made following torture and so was not admissible. The judge rejected the claim of torture but did not consider whether the taking of the defendant from his cells had been for the purpose of informal interrogation, or whether the minister could properly be said to have been acting as an “appropriate adult” for the witnessing of a juvenile’s confession, and allowed the confession to go before the jury. The defendant was convicted of murder. The conviction was upheld by the Court of Appeal of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The defendant appealed to the Privy Council on the grounds, inter alia, that the confession should have been excluded under section 20 of the Bahamas Evidence Act as being unreliable, by reason of the defendant having been subjected to unrecorded questioning in the absence of a lawyer or appropriate adult and in any event should have been excluded as unfair under section 178 of the Bahamas Evidence Act.’

WLR Daily, 24th October 2016

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Ex-police chief found guilty of sexually abusing boys in 1980s – The Guardian

Posted October 24th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sexual offences, young offenders by michael

‘A former police superintendent has been found guilty of sexually abusing boys in the 1980s at a Home Office attendance centre for young offenders and at a children’s home.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2016

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Serious case review launched over teenaged Spalding killers – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2016 in children, mental health, murder, news, social services, young offenders by tracey

‘Review to examine if signs of deviant behaviour were missed in boy and girl, now 15, who killed Elizabeth and Katie Edwards.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2016

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‘Killer clown’ craze: Teen landed with criminal record, while police urge shops to remove sinister outfits from shelves – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2016 in fines, news, public order, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been hit with a criminal record for a “killer clown” stunt near an infants school as the escalating craze sparked calls from police chiefs to remove fancy dress from shop shelves.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th October 2016

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Teenager loses appeal over 27-year sentence for Essex knife murders – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in appeals, homicide, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who stabbed two strangers to death in Essex in 2014 has lost his appeal against a minimum term of 27 years’ detention.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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