Urban criminal gangs setting up drug hotlines to expand operations into deprived seaside resorts, says National Crime Agency – The Independent

Posted August 13th, 2015 in drug offences, gangs, news, reports, young persons by sally

‘Urban criminal gangs are setting up dedicated drugs hotlines and using sophisticated marketing campaigns for a rapid expansion of their operations into deprived seaside resorts, the National Crime Agency have said.’
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The Independent, 12th August 2015

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Street skaters may find their latest moves land them in court – but they are fighting back – The Independent

‘Campaigners claim Public Space Protection Orders are ‘criminalising young people just for being young’.’
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The Independent, 1st August 2015

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IPCC investigates Metropolitan police after teenager ‘died during pursuit’ – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2015 in complaints, homicide, news, police, stop and search, young persons by sally

‘The Police watchdog is investigating Scotland Yard’s stop and searches of a teenager in the years before he died in a collision while apparently being pursued by police.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2015

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Do Young Thugs have Human Rights? The Supreme Court has a Riot – Panopticon

‘Following a period of considered reflection, or laziness depending on one’s view, it is worth noting the decision of the Supreme Court in In the matter of an application by JR38 for Judicial Review [2015] UKSC 42. The case is all about Article 8 ECHR, and is of particular interest because of the dispute about the breadth of the correct test for the engagement of Article 8. The context is also one which will be familiar to English data protection and privacy lawyers: the publication by the police of photographs seeking to identify a suspect. If anyone remembers that famous picture of a youth in a hoodie pointing his fingers like a gun behind an awkward looking David Cameron, JR38 is basically that, but with Molotov cocktails and a sprinkling of sectarian hatred.’

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Panopticon, 9th July 2015

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Kesia Leatherbarrow: Girl’s death not ‘preventable’, review finds – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2015 in children, detention, mental health, news, reports, suicide, young persons by sally

‘A troubled teenager who took her own life after being held in a police cell was failed by agencies, a report found.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2015

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Council secures lifelong reporting restrictions order in favour of 17-year-old – Local Government Lawyer

‘Birmingham City Council has secured a lifelong reporting restrictions order (RRO) in favour of a 17-year-old woman, AB, who was sexually exploited by ten respondents to the proceedings.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd July 2015

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Addil Haroon: Death crash man’s jail term reviewed – BBC News

‘The sentence of a teenager who boasted of driving at 142mph on a motorway the night before he killed a man in a high-speed crash is to be reviewed.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2015

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Two teenagers who ‘tortured’ a girl in Hertfordshire detained – BBC News

‘Two teenagers who kidnapped then “tortured” a girl aged 14 by pouring salt down her throat and making her perform a sex act have been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2015

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Reporting Restrictions in the Criminal Courts – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

‘A fourth updated set of guidelines on open justice and reporting restrictions in the criminal courts is published today by the Judicial College, News Media Association (NMA), Society of Editors and the Media Lawyers Association. The new edition covers the new reporting restrictions applying to under 18 year olds, which came into force last month, the Female Genital Mutilation anonymity provisions which came into force this month and other changes relevant to reporting the work of the criminal courts.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 6th May 2015

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Eric Joyce found guilty of assaulting two boys in north London shop – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in alcoholism, assault, news, violence, young persons by sally

‘Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce has been found guilty of assaulting two teenage boys in a north London shop.’

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The Guardian, 1st May 2015

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Army recruitment sergeant guilty of sex attacks on young female recruits – The Guardian

‘An army recruitment sergeant has been found guilty of sex attacks on young female recruits.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2015

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Teenager found not guilty of raping his mother after she said it was just a dream – The Guardian

Posted May 1st, 2015 in alcohol abuse, incest, mental health, news, rape, young persons by tracey

‘A teenager has been found not guilty of raping his mother as she slept after she told a jury she had dreamed the attack. The boy, who cannot be named, was 14 when his mother woke up and accused him of trying to rape her. Despite calling the police to report the alleged incident, when the case reached trial this week the mother claimed she was “99.9% sure” she had dreamed it after a night out drinking.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2015

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Top judge tells parents to be strict on teens – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2015 in families, judges, news, young persons by sally

‘The country’s top family judge has urged parents to do more to ensure that fractious and rebellious teenagers do what they “ought” to be doing.’

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The Independent, 22nd April 2015

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Teenager walks free from court after trying to order lethal toxin over internet – The Guardian

Posted April 21st, 2015 in attempts, internet, news, poisoning, suicide, young persons by sally

‘A “troubled” 16-year-old boy from Greater Manchester who ordered a deadly toxin from the dark web has walked free from court after claiming he tried to buy the poison to kill himself.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2015

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Family of burglar who fell through roof face £250k bill for trying to sue council – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge rules in Staffordshire council’s favour after Thomas Buckett suffered 10 skull fractures and spent two weeks in a coma.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th April 2015

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University admissions service broke data laws over targeted advertising – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2015 in advertising, data protection, news, privacy, universities, young persons by sally

‘The universities admissions service, Ucas, broke data protection rules when it signed up teenagers to receive adverts about mobile phones, energy drinks and other products, the information commissioner has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2015

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What should we do with violent children? One secure home may have the answer – The Guardian

‘The young people locked up in Clayfields House have been convicted of serious crimes, from assault to murder. Under close supervision, many have turned their lives around – but now this unusual prison may be under threat.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Legal aid, young people and the review that never happened – LegalVoice

‘The Ministry of Justice has in the last few weeks quietly backed down on the promise of a full review on the effects of legal aid cuts on children and young people.’

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LegalVoice, 10th March 2015

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Judge refuses mother’s plea to treat terminally-ill son, saying he should be allowed to die – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 16th, 2015 in cancer, Court of Protection, doctors, families, medical treatment, news, young persons by sally

‘Court of Protection rules that specialists can lawfully stop providing chemotherapy to terminally-ill teenager.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2015

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Nottinghamshire Police detained child without food or water – BBC News

Posted February 11th, 2015 in children, detention, food, mental health, news, police, water, young persons by sally

‘A 16-year-old girl was held in police custody for almost two days without food or water, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2015

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