A ten-year-old boy allegedly tried to rob a nine-year-old girl at knifepoint for her games console.Of course, this tale wouldn’t be complete without an attempt by someone to avoid punishment on behalf of this little future headliner:
The girl was said to have been walking from a friend's house to her grandmothers' when the boy allegedly pulled out a flick knife.
The primary school pupil, from Walthamstow, east London, has been charged with attempted robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.
During the 15-minute hearing, the boy's solicitor, Elizabeth Neal, said the case should be dropped because the girl had not turned up to give evidence, it was reported.Unhappily for Ms Neal, she found herself up against a judge who could tell which way the wind was blowing on the subject of knife crime:
But chairwoman Barbara Goss adjourned the case, ruling it was too serious to abandon.Let’s hope this case isn’t allowed to fade into the general run of inner-city offences, or the next time, she may be more successful in her attempt to avoid consequences for her client.