Newlove killer lodges appeal bid – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A second member of a gang of youths convicted of kicking father-of-three Garry Newlove to death is to appeal against his sentence.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2008

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Five guilty of Kodjo gang murder – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2008 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

“Five teenagers have been found guilty of killing 16-year-old schoolboy Kodjo Yenga.”

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BBC News, 8th April 2008

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Youth crime ‘up by two thirds in 10 years’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 7th, 2008 in crime, news, statistics, young offenders by sally

“The number of children and teenagers regularly committing crimes has soared since Labour came to power.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2008

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Speech at youth crime conference – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 4th, 2008 in speeches, young offenders by sally

“Justice Minister David Hanson has given a speech at an annual youth crime conference organised by Nacro, the crime reduction charity.”

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd April

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Police criminalising young to hit targets, says charity – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2008 in news, police, statistics, young offenders by sally

“A police drive aimed at thousands of low-level teenage offenders lies behind an apparent surge in youth crime figures, according to an analysis published today. Police figures suggest reported minor offences by young people soared by 38.9% from 2003-2006, and detected serious offences rose by 19%.”

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2008

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Newlove killer lodges appeal bid – BBC News

Posted March 29th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“One of the gang who kicked to death father-of-three Garry Newlove is to appeal against his conviction.”

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BBC News, 29th March 2008

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Government response to coroners’ recommendations following the deaths of Gareth Myatt and Adam Rickwood – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 28th, 2008 in detention, inquests, press releases, young offenders by sally

“Jack Straw has made a written ministerial statement on the government’s response to coroners’ recommendations following inquests into the deaths of two teenagers at secure training centres.”

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Ministry of Justice, 27th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Brendan Harris, 15, who stamped Sophie Lancaster to death for being a Goth, is convicted of murder – The Times

Posted March 28th, 2008 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A mother whose daughter was killed because she was dressed as a Goth made a plea yesterday for teenagers to show more compassion to each other after a 15-year-old boy was found guilty of stamping Sophie Lancaster to death, writes Russell Jenkins.”

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TheTimes, 28th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Review of the use of restraint in juvenile secure settings – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 25th, 2008 in press releases, restraint, young offenders by sally

“Justice Minister David Hanson has made a written ministerial statement on the review of the use of restraint in juvenile secure settings.”

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Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Girl jailed for filming ‘happy-slap’ killing – The Guardian

Posted March 18th, 2008 in aiding and abetting, homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenage girl who used a mobile phone to film a man killed in a ‘happy-slapping’ attack was today jailed in what is thought to be an unprecedented ruling.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Youth conditional caution code of practice – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 16th, 2008 in cautions, codes of practice, consultations, young offenders by sally

“A consultation paper inviting views on the draft code of practice for Youth Conditional Cautions for 16 and 17 year olds that is planned to be piloted during 2009.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd March 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

‘Happy slap’ teenagers sentenced – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two teenagers who beat a man to death in a ‘revolting’ attack, while a 15-year-old girl filmed it on her mobile phone, have been sentenced.”

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BBC News, 13th March 2008

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Girl, 15, convicted of murder – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A 15-year-old girl who stabbed a young mother to death while high on drink and drugs was convicted of murder today.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2008

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Jail for disabled man’s ‘sadistic’ murderers – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A gang of thugs who murdered a disabled man in a ‘sadistic’ attack were jailed for life yesterday, after the judge heard that killings by youngsters had doubled in a decade.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2008

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Train attack youth’s sentence cut – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2008 in criminal damage, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

” A youth who dropped masonry from a bridge shattering a train’s windscreen and hitting the driver of a separate train has had his prison sentence cut.”

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BBC News, 20th February 2008

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Girl faces jail for ‘happy slap’ pictures -The Times

Posted February 15th, 2008 in aiding and abetting, homicide, news, young offenders by sally

“A schoolgirl faces a custodial sentence for filming a brutal and fatal attack on a mobile phone.”

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The Times, 15th February, 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Newlove killer ‘considers appeal’ – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2008 in appeals, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“One of the gang who kicked to death father-of-three Garry Newlove is considering an appeal over his sentence and conviction, his solicitor has said.”

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BBC News, 13th February 2008

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Teenagers given life sentences for Newlove murder – The Guardian

Posted February 12th, 2008 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Three youths convicted of kicking and beating Garry Newlove to death outside his own home after a seven-hour drinking binge were today all jailed for life.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Now it’s the age of the knife – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2008 in offensive weapons, special report, young offenders by sally

“One in six murders committed in Britain in 2007 has resulted in the conviction or arrest of a teenager, research by The Independent on Sunday reveals. The figures, gathered by a poll of every police authority in the country, come as statistics from the Ministry of Justice indicate an alarming rise in the number of young people carrying knives, leading to accusations that the Labour government has failed an entire generation.”

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The Independent, 3rd February 2008

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Juvenile court magistrate: Our hands are tied – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 28th, 2008 in magistrates, news, young offenders by sally

“Violent crime committed by children and teenagers has gone up by a third in only three years, an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph revealed last week. Total offences climbed steadily from 184,474 in 2003 to 222,750 in 2006. Most of these are dealt with by overstretched youth courts in possession of limited sentencing powers. Patrick Sawer reports from the ‘frontline’ of youth justice, as magistrates, lawyers and officials struggle to cope with rising levels of youth crime.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk