Police target youth criminal risk – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2008 in crime prevention, news, police, young offenders by sally

“Young people who are believed to be at risk of becoming offenders are to be targeted in a new police initiative.”

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BBC News, 24th January 2008

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Police chief: Public should challenge the hoodlums – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in news, young offenders by sally

“The police chief of the county where a father of three was killed as he confronted a teenage gang urged the public last night to continue to challenge young hoodlums.”

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The Times, 18th January 2008
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Teenage killer was on bail after committing seven offences – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2008 in bail, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“The leader of the gang that kicked and beat Garry Newlove to death was released on bail despite having admitted to carrying out seven separate offences in the year leading up to the murder.”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2008

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Straw supports the courts after bail row over Newlove murderer – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in bail, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“Jack Straw came to the defence of judges and magistrates faced with controversial bail decisions last night, as it emerged that a teenager who killed Garry Newlove had been bailed ten hours earlier.”

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The Times, 18th January 2008

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Teenagers convicted of Garry Newlove murder – The Times

Posted January 17th, 2008 in murder, news, young offenders by sally

“The wife of father of three Garry Newlove, killed as he confronted a gang of teenage vandals, has delivered an emotional plea for the three youths convicted of his murder today to be handed maximum life sentences.”

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The Times, 16th January 2008

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Manslaughter sentences over stoning are quashed – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A widow whose husband died after being stoned by a gang of boys said yesterday: ‘Justice has not been done.’ Linda Norton, 56, was speaking after the manslaughter convictions of the five boys, for the death of her husband Ernest, 67, were quashed. Each received a 12-month supervision order for violent disorder yesterday.”

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The Times, 12th January 2008

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Gordon Brown ditches Respect agenda on youth crime – The Times

Posted January 11th, 2008 in criminal justice, news, young offenders by sally

“Tony Blair’s drive against antisocial behaviour has been scrapped by the Government.”

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The Times, 11th January 2008

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Tagging blunder in teenage killer case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 19th, 2007 in bail, electronic monitoring, murder, news, young offenders by sally

A teenager who stabbed a friend to death after a drunken party should have been under curfew and wearing an electronic tag, it was disclosed yesterday.

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2007
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Manslaughter verdicts quashed for boys who stoned pensioner – The Times

Posted December 14th, 2007 in appeals, homicide, news, young offenders by sally

“Five young boys who were convicted of causing a pensioner’s death by pelting him with stones had their convictions for manslaughter overturned yesterday.”

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The Times, 14th December 2007

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Teenager jailed for rape receives second life sentence for murder – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2007 in murder, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A teenager who was jailed for the rape of a schoolgirl two weeks ago was given a second life sentence yesterday for killing a father of two in a flash of temper.”

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The Guardian, 8th December 2007

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Boy gets Asbo for bragging about crimes online – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2007 in ASBOs, internet, news, young offenders by sally

“A teenager has been given an antisocial behaviour order that bans him from promoting his criminal behaviour online.”

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The Guardian, 5th December 2007

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Child restraint rules challenged – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2007 in judicial review, news, restraint, young offenders by sally

“A judicial review will be conducted at the High Court into the use of physical restraint to control children detained in secure training centres.”

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BBC News, 4th December 2007

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Judge locks up boy indefinitely for attempting to rape teenager – The Times

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“A 14-year-old boy who tried to rape a teenage girl has been told that he will remain in custody until he is no longer considered to be a danger to the public.”

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The Times, 3rd December 2007

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Burglar freed early battered mother to death – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2007 in electronic monitoring, murder, news, young offenders by sally

“A teenage serial burglar battered a mother to death in her home after being freed early from prison with an electronic tag.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2007

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Teenagers who boasted about killing young father get life – The Times

Posted November 26th, 2007 in murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Three teenagers were detained for life yesterday for the murder of a young father who was killed because he left his house to ask them to be quiet.”

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The Times, 24th November 2007

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Killer should have been in jail when he stabbed bus passenger over chips – The Times

Posted November 23rd, 2007 in criminal justice, mental health, news, young offenders by sally

“An investigation has started into the criminal justice failings that resulted in a bus passenger being killed by a man who should not have been released from prison.”

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The Times, 23rd November 2007

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Ghanaian court finds British girls guilty of drug smuggling – The Guardian

Posted November 22nd, 2007 in drug trafficking, Ghana, news, young offenders by sally

“Two 16-year-old schoolgirls from north London are waiting to hear how long they must spend behind bars after being convicted in Ghana yesterday of attempting to smuggle cocaine worth £300,000 to Britain.”

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2007

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Launch of joint youth justice unit – Ministry of Justice

Posted November 14th, 2007 in press releases, young offenders by sally

“A joint Governmental youth justice unit was launched today [13 November] by Justice Minister David Hanson MP.”

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Ministry of Justice press release, 13th November 2007

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Jail term cut for ‘feral’ killers – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2007 in homicide, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

“Two Cheshire teenagers who terrorised a vulnerable man before beating him to death and throwing his body in a river, have had their life sentences cut.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2007

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Judge hits out at ‘perverse’ gun society – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2007 in firearms, homicide, news, young offenders by sally

“A judge attacked as ‘perverse’ the way sections of modern society view guns as he jailed a mother and her teenage son over the fatal shooting of the woman’s 12-year-old daughter.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2007

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