Impose tougher sentences for knife crimes, says top judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 17th, 2014 in judges, magistrates, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘The most senior judge in England and Wales has called on magistrates to impose tougher sentences for youths who carry knives.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2014

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Regina (JC and another) v Central Criminal Court (Just for Kids Law intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (JC and another) v Central Criminal Court (Just for Kids Law intervening): [2014] EWHC 1041 (Admin);   [2014] WLR (D)  166

‘Any order made by any court under section 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 prohibiting the identification of (among others) a defendant under the age of 18 years could not extend to reports of the proceedings after the subject of the order had reached the age of majority at 18.’

WLR Daily, 8th April 2014

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Sharif Demirsay murder: Three teens given life sentences – BBC News

Posted April 14th, 2014 in burglary, intimidation, murder, news, sentencing, witnesses, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers have been given life sentences for murdering a grandfather in a gold and cash raid.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2014

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Sharif Demirsay murder: Court scuffle after raid teens convicted – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2014 in burglary, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Scuffles broke out inside a court after three teenagers were found guilty of murdering a grandfather in a raid for gold and cash at his bungalow.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2014

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Anonymity protection for under age defendants expires when they are 18: High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 10th, 2014 in anonymity, children, explosives, media, news, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘This case raises the question whether an order made under s. 39 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 … prohibiting the identification of (among others) a defendant under the age of 18 years, can last indefinitely or whether it automatically expires when that person attains the age of 18 years. It has wide implications not only for young defendants but also for victims, witnesses, others concerned in proceedings and, of course, the media. [Sir Brian Leveson P, giving the judgment of the court , opening the case at para 1].’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th April 2014

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Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death, inquest rules – The Guardian

‘An inquest jury has found multiple failings by staff at a young offender institution contributed to the death of a 17-year-old boy, who had been bullied by other inmates.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2014

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Hassan Mahmood stabbing: Killer jailed for 16 years – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who stabbed a schoolboy in a park has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.’

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BBC News, 1st April 2014

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Teen jailed after he got lethal arsenal delivered to family home – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 17th, 2014 in drug offences, firearms, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who bought a machine gun online and had it delivered to his family home, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and nunchucks, has been jailed for six years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2014

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One in 20 prisoners are gipsies, says official report – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in gipsies, news, ombudsmen, prisons, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘ Gipsies make up one in 20 of the jail population, according to a new report by an official watchdog. Research by Nick Hardwick, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, found gipsies and travellers were “significantly over represented” in adult prisons in England and Wales, making up 5 per cent of the total.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2014

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Michael Piggin: Terror offences accused can be named – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in anonymity, explosives, news, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A judge has lifted an order banning the naming of an 18-year-old man charged with terror offences.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Lewis Dale jailed for life for murdering grandmother – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2014 in attempts, drug abuse, grandparents, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who murdered his grandmother and tried to kill his grandfather while high on drugs has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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Peterborough sex gang jailed for total of 54 years – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2014 in child abuse, gangs, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘Members of a child sex gang responsible for raping and sexually abusing girls as young as 12 in Peterborough were jailed at the Old Bailey today.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2014

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Three London youths charged with murder before alleged victim died – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2014 in murder, news, prosecutions, victims, young offenders by sally

‘Prosecutors decided to charge three youths with murder before their alleged victim died, police have said.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2014

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Decision due on inquiry into young prison deaths – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2014 in death in custody, inquiries, news, prisons, suicide, young offenders by sally

‘Prisons minister Jeremy Wright is due to announce whether he has agreed to hold an independent inquiry into the deaths of young people in custody.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2014

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Lewis Dale guilty of murdering grandmother Irene Dale – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2014 in attempts, diminished responsibility, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been found guilty of the murder of his grandmother and the attempted murder of his grandfather in an attack “like the film Psycho”.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2014

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‘Secure college’ plans for young offenders revealed – BBC News

‘Plans to build the first “secure college” for young criminals in England and Wales have been confirmed by ministers.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2014

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Kevin Ssali stabbing: Roree Cox guilty of bus murder – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in murder, news, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been found guilty of the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was stabbed on a south-east London bus.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Peterborough sex attacks: Two men and three teens guilty – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in children, conspiracy, gangs, juries, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, young offenders by tracey

‘Two men and three teenage boys have been found guilty of a series of rapes and sexual assaults on young girls.
Zdeno Mirga, 18, Hassan Abdulla, 33, and three boys were convicted at the Old Bailey. The Crown Prosecution Service said it was one of the “worst cases” of child sex abuse it had seen.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Detention of children overnight in police cells ‘is chronic breach of law’ – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2014 in children, detention, news, police, statistics, young offenders by tracey

‘Senior officer tells MPs that practice of holding children overnight before court appearance is big concern for police.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2014

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Judge sentencing rapist, 12, warns against using Internet as a babysitter – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2013 in children, internet, news, pornography, rape, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A judge has warned that the Internet cannot be used as a “babysitter” as he sentenced a 12-year-old for raping his younger sister after watching porn at school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2013

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