Five young criminals enjoyed a day trip to Alton Towers at taxpayers’ expense as part of an ‘intensive supervision programme’.Well, if we absolutely have to reward these little oxygen-thieves with holidays, may I suggest a camping trip?
But maybe I’m being too harsh. Maybe these were non-violent youth, just grafitti-artists?
The group, which included a knife-wielding robber and a teenager who had mugged an elderly man, spent a day at the theme park with a youth offending team.What a shocker….
Magistrates had agreed to relax one offender’s electronic tag conditions after organisers apparently claimed he was going on a ‘group activity’ with ‘educational elements’.Great! Drag them back to court and do them for perjury!
In reality, the youths spent several hours on rollercoasters such as Nemesis and Oblivion at the Staffordshire attraction.
Elaine McHale, corporate director for family services at Wakefield Council, said: ‘This activity was inappropriate for these young people and we have started an immediate review to identify how this decision was taken and to ensure lessons are learned.’You forgot to add “..and then sack them.”, love…
She added that the trip went without incident.Well, that was lucky for you, eh?