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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Three men jailed for this shocking daylight machete fight in a Luton shopping mall – Daily Telegraph

‘Families and young children looked on in horror as teenagers lashed out at each other with blades including a machete and a large serrated hunting knife at a busy shopping mall, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st september 2018

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Child arrests plummet by 68% across England and Wales since 2010 – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2018 in children, news, police, statistics, young offenders, young persons by tracey

‘Arrests of children have plummeted by more than two-thirds across England and Wales since 2010 as police work to put fewer young people behind bars, research has found.’

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The Independent, 10th September 2018

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Boy fined £500 for kicking dog to death in St Ives – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2018 in animal cruelty, fines, news, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has been fined £500 for punching and kicking a “much-loved” pet dog to death.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2018

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Teenager jailed for life over British Museum bomb plot – The Guardian

Posted August 6th, 2018 in news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘An 18-year-old who became one of the youngest women to be convicted of terrorism offences in the UK has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 13 years.’

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The Guardian, 3rd August 2018

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Judge names five teenagers guilty of torturing and killing rival – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2018 in anonymity, gangs, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘Five 15-year-old boys who “tortured” a teenager to death in an alleyway behind his home in a gang murder can be named for the first time after they were handed life sentences. Kai Fisher-Dixon, Shuayb Mahomud, Tremayne Gray, Omarion Stephens and Abdulqaliq Mohamed stabbed Jacob Abraham, also 15, eight times in the legs and once in the arm.’

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The Guardian, 27th July 2018

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British terrorist jailed aged 14 seeks lifetime anonymity on release – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in anonymity, news, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘Britain’s youngest convicted terrorist, who was jailed for his part in a plot to behead police officers in Australia when he was 14 years old, is seeking to keep his identity secret by asking the courts for lifelong anonymity.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2018

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Winchester M3 arson: Teenager Nicholas Elger jailed – BBC News’

Posted July 13th, 2018 in arson, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘An ex-public schoolboy who threw fire bombs from a motorway bridge in the hope of killing drivers has been jailed for four and a half years.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2018

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Trials and tribulations: my life as a criminal barrister – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2018 in barristers, criminal justice, news, rehabilitation, young offenders by sally

‘Years spent representing young offenders left me unconvinced that the system was giving them a fair shot at rehabilitation.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2018

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Child prisoners ‘held in solitary confinement’ – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2018 in children, imprisonment, news, young offenders by sally

‘At least 40 children have been held in solitary confinement in young offenders institutions in the past year, the Victoria Derbyshire show has been told.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2018

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Kyle Yule: Five teenagers jailed for knife attack murder – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2018 in murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Five teenagers who murdered a 17-year-old found dying in a friend’s front garden have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

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Ladbroke Grove drill rap machete gang sentenced – BBC News

‘Five gang members who made “drill” music videos glorifying violence have been sentenced after being caught with machetes and baseball bats.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2018

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MoJ to review use of pain-inducing restraint on young offenders – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2018 in Ministry of Justice, news, restraint, young offenders by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice is launching a review of the use of pain-inducing restraint across all child prisons and escorting procedures after a children’s charity threatened legal action.’

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The Guardian, 7th June 2018

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Met police to defer prosecutions for some young offenders – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2018 in deferred prosecution agreements, London, news, police, young offenders by sally

‘Britain’s biggest police force is to begin deferring prosecutions for minor offences in an attempt to reduce youth crime and lessen racial bias in the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2018

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‘Laughing gas’ driver jailed over A41 fatal crash – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in dangerous driving, drug abuse, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who inhaled laughing gas while driving at high speed before crashing and killing two women has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2018

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Reading Snapchat row stabbing: Girl, 15, jailed – BBC News

Posted May 10th, 2018 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old who stabbed two other girls during a fight publicised on Snapchat has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 9th May 2018

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Immaturity means young adults need more support in court, report says – The Guardian

‘Young adults should be given special treatment in court because they are immature and need help understanding proceedings, according to a report by an influential legal reform group. The call for a fresh approach for 18- to 24-year-olds comes from the Centre for Justice Innovation as the sharp rise in knife crime highlights the criminal justice system’s problems in dealing with that age group.’

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the Guardian, 10th April 2018

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Prisons watchdog demands action after 500 self-harm incidents in six months at young offenders’ institution – The Independent

Posted March 27th, 2018 in mental health, news, prisons, self-harm, violence, young offenders by tracey

‘Prison inspectors have demanded urgent action at a young offenders’ institution that saw more than 500 incidents of self-harm in just six months.’

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The Independent, 27th March 2018

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G4S staff at Medway youth jail cleared of misconduct – BBC News

‘Four men accused of threatening and assaulting children at a youth jail in Kent have been cleared.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2018

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Sentencing Code considers additional youth sentencing laws – consultation – Law Commission

Posted March 26th, 2018 in consultations, press releases, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘The Law Commission has launched a short consultation on youth sentencing as part of its work to create a single Sentencing Code.’

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Law Commission, 23rd March 2018

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