Girl gang members spared jail after bus stop attack on student – The Guardian

‘Four members of a girl gang who inflicted a “sustained and horrific” bus stop attack on a frightened Egyptian student who later died have been given non-custodial sentences.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2019

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Youth gang members receive life sentences after vicious attack on rival – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Four young men, three of them teenagers, received life sentences today (21 May 2109) after a Snapchat video and a conversation between offenders in the back of a police van helped secure their conviction for the murder of a 16-year-old boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st May 2019

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Age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales ‘too low’ says watchdog – The Independent

‘The low age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales is putting children at risk during crucial years of their development, the human rights watchdog has warned. In an unprecedented move, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called on lawmakers to raise the age at which a child can be deemed responsible for committing a crime – currently at 10.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2019

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Terror case delayed after judge criticises pre-sentence report – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2019 in delay, news, probation, reports, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by michael

‘A judge has delayed sentencing a teenage student who was convicted of plotting a terror attack, because of “deep concerns” over a report prepared by an inexperienced probation worker.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2019

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Retention of crime reports about alleged teenage ‘sexting’ did not breach Article 8 – UK Police Law Blog

‘In R (CL) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester & Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 3333 (Admin), the Divisional Court held that the retention by the police of crime reports which related to sexting incidents in which a schoolboy had allegedly been involved did not breach his rights under Article 8 ECHR.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 9th April 2019

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Prison officer gets G4S payout for brain damage after assault – The Guardian

‘A prison officer left with permanent brain damage after an attack at a children’s jail run by G4S has spoken about his continued belief in rehabilitation after receiving a “substantial” settlement from his former employer.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2019

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Three ex-prison officers jailed for abusing teenage inmates – The Guardian

‘Three ex-prison officers jailed for abusing teenage inmates.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2019

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Ban painful restraint techniques on children, say charities – BBC News

Posted April 3rd, 2019 in children, news, prisons, restraint, young offenders by sally

‘Ministers are under growing pressure to ban the painful headlocks, wrist and arm twists that can be used to control children’s behaviour in youth prisons.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2019

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Syrian refugee ‘attack’: 16-year-old boy given police caution over incident at Huddersfield school – The Independent

‘A boy accused of attacking a Syrian refugee at their school in Huddersfield has been given a police caution.’

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The Independent, 29th March 2019

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Angela Wrightson: Killer girls bid to extend anonymity – BBC News

‘Two girls who were 13 and 14 when they murdered a vulnerable alcoholic in her own home are taking legal action to remain anonymous into adulthood.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2019

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Youth prison put inmates in solitary confinement for up to 23 hours a day – The Guardian

‘A prison for young adults has been placed in special measures by the government after it was found that inmates were locked alone in their cells for up to 23 hours a day – a practice campaigners have described as de facto solitary confinement.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2019

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Drill music crackdown ‘fails to address root causes of youth violence’ – The Guardian

‘Campaigners and artists have sharply criticised the police crackdown on drill music, warning this “punitive” approach will ultimately fail to tackle the root causes of youth violence.’

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The Guardian, 10th February 2019

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Scandal-hit children’s prison still restraining inmates unlawfully – report – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2019 in children, news, prisons, restraint, young offenders by tracey

‘Staff at a scandal-hit children’s prison that was exposed for abusing its young inmates are still restraining young people unlawfully, a report from inspectors has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2019

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More than half of young people in jail are of BME background – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in imprisonment, minorities, news, sentencing, statistics, young offenders by sally

‘More than half of the inmates held in prisons for young people in England and Wales are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, the highest proportion on record, the prisons watchdog has said, prompting warnings that youth jails have hit “American” levels of disproportionality.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2019

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Female nursery worker, 18, jailed for sexually abusing children – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage childcare student has been jailed for sexually abusing two children and taking photographs of them for a man she met online.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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Monitoring of abuse claims at children’s prison ‘ineffective’ – The Guardian

‘A review into the alleged abuse of children by staff at a children’s prison has found that a series of failings led to an “erratic and ineffective” monitoring of investigations into the claims.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2019

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Viktorija Sokolova murder: Teenage killer convicted after fingerprint was lifted from video in ‘legal first’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Video footage of a fingerprint helped convict a teenage boy of the “inexplicably” violent murder of a 14-year-old in what is believed to be a legal first.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2018

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Met police driver faces criminal investigation after ramming moped – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2018 in news, police, road traffic, road traffic offences, robbery, young offenders by tracey

‘A Metropolitan police driver is under criminal investigation after using a special tactic to deliberately knock a fleeing suspect off a moped, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2018

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Teen jailed over friends’ Basshunter gig MDMA deaths – BBC News

Posted November 30th, 2018 in drug trafficking, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for supplying the MDMA that killed two of his friends.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2018

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Baby-faced criminal who bragged about joyriding in Rolls Royce photo and terrorised community is jailed – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in assault, dangerous driving, news, police, recidivists, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A baby-faced teenage criminal who terrorised a local community and bragged about his joyriding lifestyle by posing in a Rolls Royce has finally been sent to prison after 47 convictions for 77 crimes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2018

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