Children in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, says report – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2020 in children, imprisonment, mental health, news, reports, young offenders by sally

‘Children are being held in “harmful” solitary confinement in prison with some let out of their cells for just 15 minutes a day, a damning report from jail inspectors said.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2020

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Teenager who threatened suicide on road prosecuted for third time – The Guardian

‘A teenager with long-term mental health problems has been prosecuted three times in the last nine months after threatening suicide near busy roads.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2020

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‘Disjointed’ policing hampering efforts to tackle county lines exploitation, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2020 in children, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, ombudsmen, police, young offenders by tracey

‘Disjointed policing and a lack of coordination between forces are worsening the issue of county lines drugs gangs exploiting children, a government watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2020

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County lines: Call to review ‘criminal abuse’ of pay-as-you-go phones – BBC News

‘The government has been urged to consider imposing restrictions on pay-as-you-go mobile phones to prevent county lines drug gangs using them.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2020

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Young victims of trafficking—prosecution or protection? – Counsel

‘The growth in ‘county lines’ cases involving young defendants, themselves victims of trafficking, poses particular issues: practical steps that may assist practitioners and recent case law principles.’

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Counsel, January 2020

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Jogee: no winners in this case – Counsel

‘An insight into what it’s like being a young defendant in a gang-related murder trial. Did Jogee change the ‘odds’? Is the doctrine still a stark reality?’

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Counsel, January 2020

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British neo-Nazi teenager jailed for planning terrorist attacks on home city – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2020 in Judaism, news, racism, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage neo-Nazi who listed venues in his home city as possible terrorist targets has been jailed for six years and eight months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2020

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Homicides fall for first time in five years across UK despite London rise – BBC News

‘The number of people killed across the UK fell in 2019 for the first time in five years, BBC research suggests.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2020

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Teenager sentenced for attack on gay couple ‘who refused to kiss’ on bus – The Independent

Posted December 20th, 2019 in assault, harassment, homosexuality, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced for an attack on a female couple on a London bus.’

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The Independent, 19th December 2019

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Amara Toure: Three guilty of Walworth killing caught on doorbell camera – BBC News

‘Three men face years behind bars for their parts in the revenge killing of a teenager which was filmed by a doorbell camera.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2019

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Ayoub Majdouline jailed for murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2019 in drug trafficking, gangs, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been sentenced to life imprisonment for being part of a gang who hunted down and stabbed 14-year-old Jaden Moodie in in an attack linked to a drug feud.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Calls to reform bail terms after lawyer stabbed to death – The Guardian

‘The case of a teenager jailed for life after stabbing a lawyer to death has raised fresh alarm about the practice of releasing violent suspects without strict bail conditions.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2019

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Medway youth jail still subjecting children to pain-inflicting techniques – Ofsted – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2019 in imprisonment, news, reports, restraint, secure training centres, young offenders by tracey

‘Children at a scandal-hit jail set to close in three months are still being subjected to pain-inflicting techniques during physical restraints, despite repeated warnings against using what inspectors have called “unacceptable” practice.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2019

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Tate Modern balcony push: Teen admits attempted murder – BBC News

‘A teenager said he threw a boy from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern in London because he wanted to be on the TV news.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2019

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Boy, 17, sentenced over London night bus harassment – The Guardian

‘A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to a four-month youth rehabilitation order for his part in the harassment and intimidation of two women on a late-night London bus in an incident which became the focus of concerns about the targeting of LGBTQ+ people.’

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The Guardian, 29th November 2019

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Teenagers who threw bricks at Gosport sheep sentenced – BBC News

‘Four teenagers who threw bricks at sheep and snapped off their horns have been given community sentences.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2019

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Jodie Chesney murder: two teenagers jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted November 19th, 2019 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Two teenagers have been jailed for life for the “callous, casual and irresponsible” murder of 17-year-old Jodie Chesney.’

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The Guardian, 18th November 2019

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Teenager jailed for murder of Ellie Gould – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2019 in bereavement, domestic violence, families, murder, news, sentencing, victims, young offenders by sally

‘The family of a 17-year-old girl brutally murdered by a fellow sixth-former the day after she ended their relationship have said the killer should never be released from prison.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2019

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Teenage boy jailed for raping unconscious 10-year-old girl on way home from school – The Independent

Posted November 8th, 2019 in children, guilty pleas, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager who violently raped a 10-year-old girl as she walked home from school has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2019

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Revealed: hundreds of children pushed into adult courts by delays – The Guardian

Posted November 6th, 2019 in children, criminal records, delay, news, young offenders, youth courts by sally

‘Those who turn 18 before first court appearance face tougher treatment regardless of age when they committed offence.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2019

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