Man jailed for at least 29 years for south London axe murder – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2017 in gangs, murder, news, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 29 years for hacking a rival gang member to death with an axe during a fight in a supermarket car park.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2017

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Medway youth jail rated inadequate by Ofsted inspectors – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2017 in news, secure training centres, young offenders by tracey

‘A scandal-hit youth jail has been rated inadequate with a quarter of its children saying they had felt unsafe despite its management being taken back into the public sector, inspectors have found.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2017

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Murder of vulnerable alcoholic Angela Wrightson by teenage girls could not have been prevented, review rules – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2017 in care homes, murder, news, social services, young offenders by tracey

‘Care home staff could not lock doors to prevent a 14-year-old from running away before she and a 13-year-old friend murdered a vulnerable alcoholic in her own home, it has emerged.’

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The Independent, 13th june 2017

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Man jailed for minimum of 19 years for ‘brutal’ killing of pensioner – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, drug abuse, elderly, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 19 years for what was described as the “brutal” and “cruel” killing of a pensioner, who was stripped and beaten in the street on New Year’s Day.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2017

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Definitive guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea come into effect – Sentencing Council

Posted June 6th, 2017 in children, guilty pleas, news, press releases, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘The revised guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea have come into effect today (1 June 2017).’

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Sentencing Council, 1st June 2017

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

Definitive guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea come into effect – Sentencing Council

Posted June 2nd, 2017 in children, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘The revised guidelines on sentencing children and young people and reduction in sentence for a guilty plea have come into effect today (1 June 2017).’

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Sentencing Council, 1st June 2017

Source: www.sentencingcouncil.org.uk

S v Director of Public Prosecutions – WLR Daily

S v Director of Public Prosecutions [2017] EWHC 1162 (Admin)

‘The defendant was charged with an offence of tampering with a motor vehicle contrary to section 25 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and tried before justices in the Youth Court. The justices dismissed a submission by the defendant that there was no case to answer and, having heard evidence from the defendant and considered the burden and standard of proof, the justices convicted him. A contemporaneuos note of the justices’ reasons read, inter alia: “We listened to the [defendant’s] evidence which did not persuade us that there was no intention to tamper with the [motor vehicle]. We are therefore sure you are guilty.”’

WLR Daily, 18th May 2017

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Ex-altar boy locked up for 15 years for planting home-made bomb on Tube train – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 30th, 2017 in explosives, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A former altar boy has been jailed for 15 years for planting a home-made bomb on a busy Tube train.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th May 2017

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Police dog Finn stabbing: Boy, 16, found guilty – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2017 in assault, criminal damage, dogs, news, offensive weapons, police, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy has been found guilty of stabbing a police dog and wounding his handler during a chase’

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BBC News, 11th May 2017

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Man jailed after raping 13-year-old and punching baby – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2017 in assault, child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of having sex with a 13-year-old girl and assaulting a baby by a court in Newcastle.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2017

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Teenagers who murdered mother and daughter challenge sentences – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2017 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenage couple detained for life for the killings of a mother and her daughter have challenged their “manifestly excessive” minimum terms.’

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The Guardian, 4th May 2017

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Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2017 in computer crime, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A computer hacker has been jailed for two years for masterminding global online attacks as a teenager from his bedroom in Hertfordshire.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2017

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Child locked in cell for more than 23 hours a day at Feltham, high court told – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2017 in children, detention, human rights, news, young offenders by sally

‘A child has been held in “prolonged periods of solitary confinement” at Feltham young offender institution, locked in his cell for 23 and a half hours a day and denied the education to which he is legally entitled, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge disciplined for offering to pay teenage girl’s penalty – BBC News

‘A judge has been disciplined for offering to pay a penalty for a girl who had stabbed her abuser.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Greater consideration of young BAME offenders ahead of sentencing – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 10th, 2017 in minorities, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Judges will be required to give greater consideration to the welfare of black and minority ethnic (BAME) children being sentenced as part of new guidance that echoes the lord chancellor’s desire to cut reoffending rates.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th March 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

High levels of violence and use of force at last G4S-run child jail, report finds – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in children, news, prisons, reports, violence, young offenders by tracey

‘Report says inspectors witnessed staff struggling to maintain order at Oakhill secure training centre near Milton Keynes.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High court to hear legal challenge over boy kept in cell 23 hours a day – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in children, detention, imprisonment, news, prisons, young offenders by tracey

‘A legal challenge over a boy locked up for 23 hours a day in a London prison has been given the go-ahead.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Courts to take greater account of young offenders’ backgrounds when passing sentence – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2017 in crime, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Young offenders will have their backgrounds examined in greater detail under a new sentencing regime which will take into account whether they have suffered trauma.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Sentencing Council publishes new guidelines on sentencing children and young people and offenders who plead guilty – Sentencing Council

‘Today, the Sentencing Council has published two new sentencing guidelines. One covers how courts should make a reduction in sentence for offenders who admit their guilt, and the other deals with the approach they should take when sentencing children and young people.’

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Sentencing Council, 7th March 2017

source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

UK prisons ‘holding child inmates in solitary confinement against UN torture rules’ – The Independent

‘British prisons are holding child inmates in solitary confinement in an alleged breach of UN torture rules and British law, The Independent has found. Lawyers in one case have launched legal action against the Government in the High Court.’

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The Independent, 21st February 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk