14-year-old boy one of youngest in UK to be convicted of terror charges – The Guardian

Posted January 20th, 2022 in guilty pleas, news, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘A 14-year-old schoolboy from Darlington has become one of the youngest people in the UK to be convicted of terror charges.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2022

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Failure to prosecute over boy’s drowning in Welsh river ‘irrational’, court told – The Guardian

‘The decision not to prosecute a teenager accused of pushing a 13-year-old boy into a river was legally flawed and unreasonable or irrational, a court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2022

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‘Callous’ mugger jailed for 18 years for killing pensioner in 2001 – The Independent

Posted December 21st, 2021 in DNA, forensic science, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A “callous” mugger has been jailed for 18 years for killing an elderly woman 20 years ago.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2021

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Sentence increased for girl who admitted manslaughter in Olly Stephens case – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2021 in appeals, children, homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing, young offenders by michael

‘A 14-year-old girl who admitted manslaughter after a 13-year-old boy was knifed to death has had a custodial sentence increased by appeal judges.’

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The Independent, 10th December 2021

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Record number of children in UK held over terror crimes – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2021 in children, custody, news, police, statistics, terrorism, young offenders, young persons by michael

‘Twenty-five children were detained over terror crimes in the year to September – a record high, figures show.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2021

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Humza Hussain: Teen jailed for murder outside Luton school – BBC News

‘A teenager has been jailed for 16 years for murdering a 16-year-old boy outside a school in a revenge killing.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2021

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Gunman aged 14 sentenced to life for ‘evil’ murder of Birmingham schoolboy – The Independent

Posted November 30th, 2021 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A 14-year-old boy believed to be Britain’s youngest defendant convicted of a gun murder has been handed a life sentence and ordered to serve at least 16 years behind bars.
Yussuf Mustapha, who turned 14 just three weeks before he shot and killed Birmingham schoolboy Keon Lincoln, can now be named in media reports after a judge lifted an order protecting his identity.’

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The Independent, 29th November 2021

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

‘The Court of Appeal has recently upheld the High Court decision that Section 38 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (“PACE”) is not incompatible with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) insofar as it purports to authorise the detention of minors for their own protection, in the case of Archer v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2021] EWCA Civ 1662.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 2021

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Lincolnshire teenager jailed for luring friend, 12, to woods and killing him – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2021 in imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A teenager has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years for murdering his 12-year-old friend after luring him to woodland and attempting to decapitate him.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2021

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Teenager sentenced to 24 years after double-barrelled shotgun attack – The Guardian

Posted November 2nd, 2021 in attempted murder, firearms, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who shot a 15-year-old boy in the face with a double-barrelled shotgun has been sentenced to 24 years in custody for attempted murder.’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2021

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‘My whole world was falling apart’: Father of teenager prosecuted for neo-Nazi terror offences speaks of shock – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2021 in children, families, news, rehabilitation, terrorism, young offenders by tracey

‘Steve* and his 16-year-old son Tom* were about to fly out of the UK to a family funeral when they heard their names being read out over the public address system at Bristol Airport. They had arrived early to have some food and leave plenty of time before their flight, just two days after receiving news of a loved one’s death. “They just said, ‘Would you please go to gate number one’, which wasn’t our gate,” Steve tells The Independent. “We went there and there were police officers, and they explained they were doing a Schedule 7 port stop under the Terrorism Act.” The power is used at UK borders to stop people entering or leaving the country, and “determine whether they are involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism”.’

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The Independent, 19th September 2021

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Stevenage Christopher Hewett murder: Teen sentenced for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted September 7th, 2021 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager convicted of manslaughter after a father-of-two was stabbed to death has been sentenced to five years in a young offenders institution.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2021

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Verphy Kudi: Mother jailed for leaving toddler alone for days to starve to death – The Independent

‘The teenage mother who left her 20-month-old daughter to starve to death while she partied in London and Coventry has been jailed for nine years.’

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The Independent, 7th August 2021

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Two teenage boys guilty of murder of Oliver Stephens, 13 – The Guardian

‘Two 14-year-old boys who “ambushed” a 13-year-old and stabbed him to death after a dispute on social media have been found guilty of his murder.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2021

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‘The law is cold. It doesn’t reflect the life lost’: mothers of murdered women tell their stories – The Guardian

‘A new campaign film keeps the pressure on the Ministry of Justice to change the minimum sentence for domestic murder. The Changes That We Can Make features Carole Gould and Julie Devey, two mothers who have been campaigning since February 2020 on behalf of their daughters, Ellie and Poppy.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2021

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Supreme Court dismisses solitary confinement appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal which considered whether treatment throughout a 55 day period in solitary confinement of a then 15-year-old appellant in Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution constituted a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd July 2021

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Stevenage: Boy, 17, found guilty of murdering father-of-two – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in assisting offenders, homicide, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering a father-of-two who was fatally stabbed.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2021

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MP questions transfer of children from Rainsbrook secure centre to youth jails – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2021 in children, contracting out, coronavirus, custody, news, prisons, young offenders by tracey

‘Children held in a condemned youth jail for vulnerable offenders have been moved into unsuitable alternative custody, a committee has been told. About 30 children previously held at the privately run Rainsbrook secure training centre are being transferred into alternative custody arrangements following calls for urgent action over problems at the unit.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2021

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Knife Crime Prevention Orders begin in London – Home Office

‘Court orders preventing young people from carrying knives and becoming embroiled in serious violence are now being piloted in London, Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced.’

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Home Office, 7th July 2021

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‘Staggeringly high’ number of people with autism on UK Prevent scheme – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2021 in autism, news, ombudsmen, statistics, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A “staggeringly high” number of people with autism are referred to the government’s anti-radicalisation Prevent programme, a terror laws watchdog will say, calling for discussion about terrorism cases in which the disability features.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2021

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