A judge has ruled a teenage girl from Newcastle should be placed in secure accommodation, because she is thought to have been sexually exploited by Asian men.Now, I know what you’re thinking – it’s April 1st. But I checked the calendar, and it isn’t…
Judge Wood said he had considered targeting the men who were exploiting the teenager, but had concluded that he was not in a position to take such an approach.Why not? Because it’s more difficult? Isn’t that why he’s paid the big bucks?
He said he had been giving "chilling evidence" about the girl from a senior detective.
The detective had "impressed" on him that as long as the teenager was in secure accommodation she was "safe" and "could not be raped or worse".Well, I've no doubt that the senior, office-bound police officer grade would prefer all victims to be locked up so they could have a quiet shift investigating French train etiquette or people being mean to one another on Facebook, rather than doing the difficult job of investigating Muslim grooming gangs or rolling around covered in dog crap with habitual burglars.
But there’s a question of civil liberties here, isn't there? When will we see Shami and Liberty riding to the rescue?
H/T: @SuperOldHolborn via Twitter