Youth justice: exposing a system that is failing our most vulnerable children – The Guardian

‘Children in the Dock was an investigation into the youth justice system in England and Wales that involved the Guardian’s Manchester team spending a month monitoring every case at Greater Manchester youth court. Among other things, they found that the proportion of BAME children in court had doubled in eight years, and revealed that youth cases now take 40% longer than in 2010.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2020

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Covid causes child detention crisis, and a ‘timebomb’ in adult prisons – The Guardian

‘Serious concerns are emerging over the treatment of children in custody during the coronavirus pandemic, after evidence that some have been spending as little as 40 minutes a day out of their cell.’

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The Guardian, 31st May 2020

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Coronavirus: Young offenders out of cells for 40 minutes a day – BBC News

‘Children at a young offenders institution have been let out of their cells for only 40 minutes a day due to coronavirus, a report has revealed.’

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BBC News, 7th May 2020

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Arrested children may be given legal advice automatically – Legal Futures

‘The government is considering whether children in police stations should have to opt out of receiving legal advice, rather than opt in as now, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 4th May 2020

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Yousef Makki death: inquiry into Greater Manchester police dropped – The Guardian

‘A watchdog has dropped its misconduct investigation into Greater Manchester police’s handling of a case involving the death of a schoolboy in Cheshire.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2020

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Tashaun Aird death: Three teens jailed over stab death – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2020 in gangs, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers who stabbed a 15-year-old boy to death with a samurai sword and a zombie knife in an east London park have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2020

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Teenager jailed for 24 years over murder of Lancashire sales assistant – The Guardian

Posted March 25th, 2020 in imprisonment, internet, mental health, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager who lured a “gentle, kind-hearted” sales assistant to a remote beauty spot on a date and stabbed him to death has been locked up for a minimum of 24 years.’

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The Guardian, 24th March 2020

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Alex Davies stabbing: Teen guilty of Grindr date murder – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2020 in internet, murder, news, young offenders by sally

‘A teenager has been convicted of the murder of a sales assistant who he stabbed more than 100 times and left in a remote woodland location.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2020

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Andre Bent murder trial: Vasilios Ofogeli found guilty – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2020 in attempted murder, murder, news, violent disorder, wounding, young offenders by sally

‘A 17-year-old boy who stabbed a man to death during a brawl after a rap concert has been convicted of murder.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2020

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Man jailed 50 years after raping girl in Prescot – BBC News

‘A man who raped a six-year-old girl when he was a teenager has been jailed almost 50 years after the offence.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2020

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Teenager who murdered student because she was dressed as a goth has sentence cut – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2020 in appeals, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘One of the teenage killers who murdered a student because she dressed as a goth has had his minimum jail sentence cut by one year.’

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The Independent, 12th February 2020

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‘Boy B’ in Yousef Makki case identity revealed – BBC News

‘A teenager cleared of lying to police over the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy can be named after losing a High Court bid to protect his anonymity.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2020

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Iderval da Silva death: Three jailed for killing Uber Eats driver – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2020 in homicide, murder, news, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘Three teenagers have been jailed for killing an Uber Eats delivery driver when he tried to stop them stealing his moped.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2020

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Yousef Makki: Boy B loses bid to keep identity secret – BBC News

‘A teenager cleared of lying to police over the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Yousef Makki has lost a High Court bid to protect his identity.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2020

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Children in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, says report – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2020 in children, imprisonment, mental health, news, reports, young offenders by sally

‘Children are being held in “harmful” solitary confinement in prison with some let out of their cells for just 15 minutes a day, a damning report from jail inspectors said.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2020

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Teenager who threatened suicide on road prosecuted for third time – The Guardian

‘A teenager with long-term mental health problems has been prosecuted three times in the last nine months after threatening suicide near busy roads.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2020

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‘Disjointed’ policing hampering efforts to tackle county lines exploitation, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted January 10th, 2020 in children, drug offences, drug trafficking, gangs, news, ombudsmen, police, young offenders by tracey

‘Disjointed policing and a lack of coordination between forces are worsening the issue of county lines drugs gangs exploiting children, a government watchdog has warned.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2020

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County lines: Call to review ‘criminal abuse’ of pay-as-you-go phones – BBC News

‘The government has been urged to consider imposing restrictions on pay-as-you-go mobile phones to prevent county lines drug gangs using them.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2020

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Young victims of trafficking—prosecution or protection? – Counsel

‘The growth in ‘county lines’ cases involving young defendants, themselves victims of trafficking, poses particular issues: practical steps that may assist practitioners and recent case law principles.’

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Counsel, January 2020

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Jogee: no winners in this case – Counsel

‘An insight into what it’s like being a young defendant in a gang-related murder trial. Did Jogee change the ‘odds’? Is the doctrine still a stark reality?’

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Counsel, January 2020

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