Boy, 15, jailed for ‘pure evil’ murder of Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes – The Guardian

Posted September 7th, 2017 in news, offensive weapons, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Parents call for “adult sentences” for teenage killers to deter use of knives after boy is imprisoned for at least 14 years.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Court summons social services director over accommodation failure – Local Government Lawyer

‘The London Borough of Southwark’s social services director has been ordered to appear before a judge after the council could find no suitable accommodation available for a teenager described as “troubled and dangerous”.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 31st August 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Teenagers guilty of killing man with stolen marine distress flare – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 29th, 2017 in explosives, homicide, press releases, theft, young offenders by tracey

‘Two teenagers have today (24 August) been found guilty of manslaughter after they threw a lit marine distress flare into a car where a man was sleeping.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 24th August 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

No secure care place available for ‘dangerous’ teenager, UK judge told – The Guardian

‘A senior judge has expressed concern after being told there is no secure accommodation anywhere in the country for a “troubled and dangerous” teenager believed to be involved in serious gangland activity.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Cyclist Charlie Alliston guilty over pedestrian’s death – BBC News

‘A cyclist who knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman in east London last year has been cleared of her manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

HMP Aylesbury officer jailed over sex texts to inmate – BBC News

‘A prison officer has been jailed after she had an inappropriate relationship with a young inmate.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2017

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Arkadiusz Jozwik death: Teen found guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2017 in homicide, news, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy has been found guilty of killing a man with a “superman punch”.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2017

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Two boys jailed for life for murdering teenager with ‘Rambo-style knife’ – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2017 in gangs, London, murder, news, offensive weapons, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘Two 15-year-old gang members who murdered an innocent teenager with a “Rambo-style knife” have been given life sentences.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Prisons inspector warns of ‘staggering’ decline in safety at youth jails – The Guardian

‘There has been a “staggering” decline in standards and safety at youth jails in England and Wales, the chief inspector of prisons has said.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Boy’s confinement ‘breached human rights’ – BBC News

‘The human rights of a 16-year-old boy were breached by his being kept in solitary confinement for four-and-a-half months, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Radicalised teen who plotted to bomb Elton John show jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2017 in explosives, news, sentencing, terrorism, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who plotted to bomb an Elton John concert on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Feltham young offenders institution ‘not safe for staff or boys’ – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2017 in detention, health & safety, news, violence, young offenders by tracey

‘A young offenders institution was found to be “not safe for either staff or boys” after an unannounced inspection.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk