Keelan Wilson: Four guilty of Wolverhampton boy murder – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2021 in children, gangs, murder, news, offensive weapons, young offenders by sally

‘Four men have been found guilty of murdering a boy stabbed more than 40 times in a “well-planned execution”.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2021

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Case backlog threatens UK criminal justice system, say inspectors – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2021 in coronavirus, courts, criminal justice, delay, news, prisons, reports, young offenders by sally

‘Urgent action is needed to tackle an “unprecedented backlog” of court cases built up during the pandemic that has “severe implications” for victims, the UK’s four justice chief inspectors have warned.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2021

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UK’s youngest convicted terrorist can be freed, says Parole Board – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2021 in Islam, news, parole, release on licence, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A man whose conviction aged 15 made him Britain’s youngest terrorist is safe to be freed, despite his key role in a plot to kill police officers, the Parole Board has decided.’

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The Guardian, 18th January 2021

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Boy guilty over Oxford Street racist coronavirus attack – BBC News

Posted January 5th, 2021 in coronavirus, grievous bodily harm, hate crime, news, racism, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of racially attacking a Singaporean student who was told “I don’t want your coronavirus in our country”.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2021

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UK youth jail rebuked for keeping new inmates in solitary for two weeks – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2020 in children, coronavirus, news, prisons, young offenders by tracey

‘A children’s prison has been criticised by inspectors after they found that new arrivals as young as 15 were being locked in solitary confinement in their rooms for a fortnight and allowed out for just 30 minutes a day because of concerns about coronavirus.’

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The Independent, 9th December 2020

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New criminal record disclosure rules take effect – UK Human Rights Blog

‘On the 28th November 2020, The Police Act 1997 (Criminal Record Certificates: Relevant Matters) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 (“the Order”) came into force, implementing important changes to the criminal records disclosure rules in England and Wales.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st December 2020

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Damilola Taylor: What lessons have been learnt 20 years on? – BBC News

Posted November 27th, 2020 in children, gangs, homicide, London, news, offensive weapons, victims, young offenders by tracey

‘Twenty years ago, 10-year-old schoolboy Damilola Taylor was stabbed in the leg and left to die in a south London stairwell. It took six years and three trials for brothers Danny and Ricky Preddie to be convicted of manslaughter. They were aged 12 and 13 at the time of the killing.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2020

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Osime Brown: 55 MPs back calls to stop deportation of severely autistic man – The Independent

Posted November 26th, 2020 in autism, deportation, disabled persons, news, theft, young offenders by tracey

‘Dozens of MPs have backed calls to halt the deportation of a severely autistic man who was jailed as a teenager after being found guilty of stealing a mobile phone.’

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The Independent, 25th November 2020

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Youth court closures in England and Wales due to Covid ‘have almost doubled backlog’ – The Guardian

‘The temporary closure of youth courts due to Covid-19 has almost doubled the backlog of cases in some areas of England and Wales, increasing anguish for traumatised victims and creating more uncertainty for accused children, inspectors have found.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2020

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MPs demand explanation for disproportionate numbers of Black teens in custody – The Independent

‘A parliamentary committee is demanding an explanation from ministers for the “disproportionate” incarceration of Black and minority ethnic (Bame) teenagers, after a report found they make up more than half of inmates youth custody.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2020

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Neo-Nazi teenager spared jail for encouraging terror attacks – The Independent

‘A neo-Nazi teenager who encouraged terror attacks and downloaded indecent images of young children has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2020

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Andrew Hill – ‘Sentencing of Young People with particular reference to the Issue of Mental Health’- 33 Bedford Row

‘I will look at in this article at some of the sentencing principles and guidance when sentencing young people and in particular for serious offences and when they are suffering from mental illness.’

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33 Bedford Row, 27th October 2020

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UK Covid policy for children in detention ‘cruel and inhumane’, says UN expert – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2020 in children, coronavirus, detention, mental health, news, United Nations, young offenders by sally

‘The UK government’s policy of allowing children in detention to be locked alone in their cells for up to 23 hours a day under emergency Covid-19 measures is “extreme and inhumane” and could lead to lifelong mental health damage, according to the UN special rapporteur on torture and leading child health experts.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2020

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Angela Wrightson: Teen murderers ‘at risk’ if named – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2020 in anonymity, children, injunctions, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Two teenagers who tortured and murdered a vulnerable woman in her own home would be at “risk of harm” if their identities are not kept secret for life, the High Court has heard.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2020

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Hakim Sillah murder: Knife awareness course stab killer jailed – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2020 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A young offender who stabbed an 18-year-old to death in an act of “cruel irony” at a knife awareness course has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2020

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Boy, 15, found not guilty of terror plot – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2020 in child neglect, children, explosives, internet, Islam, news, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘The youngest person to be tried for a terrorism offence on UK soil has been found not guilty.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2020

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Youth jail plans therapy rather than steel doors – BBC News

Posted October 6th, 2020 in education, news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, reports, young offenders by tracey

‘”Once you’re caught in the grip of the system you are doomed,” says the founder of a radically different approach to jailing young offenders. Steve Chalke aims to stop a revolving door of criminality that at present sees 69% of young prisoners reoffending within a year of release.’

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BBC News, 6th Ocotber 2020

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Covid stops family visits for children in youth prisons in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2020 in children, coronavirus, families, news, prisons, young offenders by sally

‘Social distancing measures in youth prisons have had “disturbing consequences”, with children denied face-to-face interaction with families and friends, as well as visits from social workers, youth offending staff or lawyers, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2020

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Drivers who kill others could receive life sentences under new laws – BBC News

‘Drivers who kill others after speeding, racing or using a phone could receive life sentences under new legislation.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2020

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BAME children three times more likely to have a Taser weapon used on them by police – The Guardian

‘Children from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds are almost three times more likely to have a Taser electronic weapon used on them by police than their white counterparts.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2020

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