Boy who threw petrol bombs on to M3 ‘wanted to kill someone’

Boy who threw petrol bombs on to M3 ‘wanted to kill someone’
 

A 17-year-old boy who caused £40m of damage to the economy by throwing firebombs on to a motorway, causing a 12-hour closure, has been made subject to an interim hospital order.
In court, the judge Keith Cutler described Nicholas Elger, from Winchester in Hampshire, as a “dangerous young man”. Elger threw petrol bombs on to the M3 motorway on two occasions in September 2017.
Cutler ordered that the defendant continue to be treated and assessed at a psychiatric unit, but warned Elger that he faced a “significant custodial sentence” if his condition was deemed to be untreatable.
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12 March 2018 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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