Judge tells armed robber aged 14 he has been a "selfish" boy
A 14-year-old Romanian boy robbed a Wavertree off licence brandishing a gun - just two weeks after raiding the same shop armed with a hammer.
The tearaway, who used cannabis and alcohol, was sentenced to two years detention and training and as he was led to the cells he shouted out “Mama” to his weeping mother, who sat in the public gallery, and he could be heard crying in a side room off the dock.
Judge Steven Everett told the boy, who cannot be identified, that he had been the ringleader in the raids.
He told him his sentence would have been much longer if he were older, adding: “You... read more
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