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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Teenager guilty of murdering teaching assistant in Accrington – The Guardian

Posted August 13th, 2020 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of the murder of a teaching assistant who was found buried in a shallow grave at the back of a cemetery after going on an afternoon walk.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2020

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Boy guilty over Oxford Street ‘coronavirus attack’ – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2020 in assault, coronavirus, guilty pleas, hate crime, news, racism, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has admitted attacking a student from Singapore who was told “we don’t want your coronavirus in our country”.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2020

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Watchdog exposes ‘unacceptable’ treatment of children in English court cells – The Guardian

‘Children with Down’s syndrome and autism were among those left for hours in court cells while they waited for legal representation or transport, a custody watchdog has revealed in a damning report.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2020

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PC Andrew Harper killing: sentences referred to attorney general – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2020 in attorney general, homicide, juries, news, police, sentencing, theft, young offenders by sally

‘The jail terms handed to three teenagers who killed a police officer as they tried to escape the scene of a crime have been referred to the attorney general, who will consider claims they are unduly lenient.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2020

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Hakim Sillah death: Man guilty of knife awareness course murder – BBC News

Posted August 4th, 2020 in murder, news, offensive weapons, young offenders by sally

‘A young offender who stabbed a man to death at a knife awareness course in west London has been found guilty of his murder.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2020

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PC Andrew Harper killing: ringleader sentenced to 16 years in prison – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2020 in homicide, imprisonment, news, police, prisons, theft, young offenders by sally

‘Relatives of PC Andrew Harper, who was dragged to his death in August 2019, have spoken of their pain at his loss as his three killers were jailed on Friday.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2020

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Man wrongly detained over murder of PC Harper to sue police – The Guardian

‘An innocent man who spent weeks in prison accused of murdering PC Andrew Harper before proceedings against him were dropped is taking legal action against the police.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2020

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Teenagers guilty of killing PC Andrew Harper – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2020 in homicide, news, police, theft, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers have been convicted of the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper, who died after being dragged along a road by a car.’

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BBC News, 24th July 2020

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Christopher Kapessa river death: No prosecution decision upheld – BBC News

‘A 14-year-old boy who pushed a boy, 13, into a river before he died will not be prosecuted, a review has concluded.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2020

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Detention of a minor for his own protection – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 15th, 2020 in detention, gangs, news, offensive weapons, police, violent disorder, young offenders by tracey

‘The High Court recently dismissed a claim of incompatibility with Article 5 ECHR arising from a detention of a minor for his own protection in the case of Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2020] EWHC 1567 (QB).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th July 2020

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Cardiff youth offending service ‘inadequate’ – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2020 in news, probate, Wales, young offenders by tracey

‘Every part of Cardiff Youth Offending Service (YOS) has been rated “inadequate” by inspectors. It was given the lowest possible performance rating by HM Inspectorate of Probation and told to improve every aspect of its work.’

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BBC News, 2nd July 2020

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Prisons watchdog finds children ‘routinely handcuffed’ – BBC News

‘Detainees, including children, are still being routinely handcuffed in custody in a practice described as “inappropriate and very concerning”.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2020

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