Preston teenager sentenced for mistaken identity murder – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2022 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who murdered a man he wrongly believed had arranged to meet a young girl has been detained.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2022

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Child slave’s cannabis farm conviction overturned – BBC News

‘A man’s cannabis growing conviction has been overturned after it was found he was compelled to commit the crime as a modern slavery victim when he was 17.’

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BBC News, 28th October 2022

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Rise of plea-bargaining coerces young defendants into guilty pleas, says report – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2022 in guilty pleas, news, plea bargaining, reports, young offenders by sally

‘Young prisoners in England and Wales are being rushed into guilty pleas under US-style bargaining arrangements, with some defendants said to be given just 30 minutes to decide, it is claimed.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2022

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Judge names youths as he jails them for life for murder of ‘vulnerable’ musician – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2022 in anonymity, imprisonment, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by michael

‘Mr Justice Sweeney lifted reporting restrictions at Winchester Crown Court to allow the naming of Jack Hindley and Samuel Jones, who were found guilty of the murder of 35-year-old Edward Reeve.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2022

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Teenager jailed for 13 years over fatal knife attack on schoolboy – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2022 in homicide, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been jailed for 13 years over the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy who tried to fend him off with a traffic cone on his way to school, the Metropolitan Police has said.’

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The Independent, 13th September 2022

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Logan Mwangi murder: Craig Mulligan won’t get sentence increased – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2022 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who helped murder five-year-old Logan Mwangi before dumping his body in a river will not have his sentence increased.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Fares Maatou death: Two teenagers guilty of murdering boy with sword – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2022 in children, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Two teenagers have been found guilty of murdering a 14-year-old boy with a sword concealed in a walking stick.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2022

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Ava White: Boy who killed girl, 12, in Snapchat row gets life – BBC News

Posted July 12th, 2022 in children, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A 15-year-old boy who stabbed a schoolgirl to death after a row over a Snapchat video has been sentenced for her murder.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2022

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Professionals working with child in deprivation of liberty cases need to have clear and comprehensive understanding of operational procedures of other agencies, says High Court judge – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Family Division judge has strongly criticised the lack of therapeutic care within a restrictive environment for young people who need this.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th July 2022

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Danny Humble: Teenagers guilty over Cramlington killing – BBC News

Posted July 6th, 2022 in homicide, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been found guilty of murder and four others of manslaughter after they killed a man in a 15-second attack.’

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BBC News, 5th July 2022

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Dea-John Reid killing: I got no justice at trial, says mother – BBC News

‘The mother of a black teenager fatally stabbed by a white boy says if the roles were reversed her son “would have gone down for murder”.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2022

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Logan Mwangi murder: Mum, stepdad and teen sentenced – BBC News

‘A mother, stepfather and a teenager have been given life sentences for murdering five-year-old Logan Mwangi and dumping his body in a river.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2022

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Rhamero West: Three jailed for student’s stab murder – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2022 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Two men have been jailed for life and a teenager has been detained for murdering a 16-year-old who was stabbed after being chased through the streets.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2022

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Family of teenager stabbed to death gets judicial review into inquest findings – The Independent

‘The family of a teenager stabbed to death in an upmarket Cheshire village has won the right to have a judicial review into his inquest findings.’

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The Independent, 18th May 2022

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Number of children in custody in England and Wales set to double by 2024 – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2022 in imprisonment, minorities, news, reports, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘The number of children in custody in England and Wales is expected to double by 2024, according to a report by Whitehall’s public spending watchdog, which also highlights that black and minority ethnic children are increasingly over-represented in the youth justice system.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2022

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James Watson found guilty of murdering Rikki Neave in 1994 – The Guardian

Posted April 22nd, 2022 in child cruelty, children, DNA, families, forensic science, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A 41-year-old man described as a “fantasist” and a “monster” has been found guilty of the murder of the schoolboy Rikki Neave, who was found strangled in woods near Peterborough nearly 28 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2022

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Limiting the scope of psychiatric evidence in criminal trials – Case Analysis – R v BRM [2022] EWCA Crim 385 – 4 King’s Bench Walk

‘The case related to the murder of Ollie Stephens, the trial of which occurred at Reading Crown Court in June to July 2021 and was widely reported in the national media. Mr Raggatt and Mr Moss appeared on behalf of BRM, instructed by Heather Howe of Andrew Storch Solicitors, a 14 year-old boy, 13 at the time of the killing, with a longstanding diagnosis of Asperger’s/Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). An intermediary assisted him throughout the trial and during the giving of evidence.’

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4 King's Bench Walk, 1st April 2022

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Three girls in England held in male offender institution for months – The Guardian

Posted March 23rd, 2022 in mental health, Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, women, young offenders by sally

‘Three girls have been held in an all-boys prison for at least eight months owing to “appalling” and systemic failures in the prison system, MPs and campaigners have said.’

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The Guardian, 23rd March 2022

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Justice system in England and Wales ‘risks causing fresh trauma to girls’ – The Guardian

‘The vast majority of vulnerable young women and girls in the criminal justice system in England and Wales have previously suffered abuse and violence and are in danger of being retraumatised by the experience, charities say.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2022

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Pair jailed for ‘disrespect’ revenge stabbing in Bristol – BBC News

‘Two men who stabbed two teenagers in a premeditated revenge attack after claiming one had been disrespectful have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 1st March 2022

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