New sentencing guidelines target young knife criminals who film offences



Young knife criminals who film offences to post them on social media could face tougher punishments under new sentencing proposals.
Offenders in a group or gang when carrying a blade could also be handed more severe penalties.
The scenarios are among a number of "aggravating factors" for judges and magistrates to take into account when sentencing defendants convicted of possessing a bladed article or offensive weapon in public, or of using one to make threats.
New draft guidelines are being published by the Sentencing Council to take into account a number of changes in the law and... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 32
Source: Belper News
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