The teenager has a history of violence including convictions for two attempted robberies at the age of 12*, one when armed with a screwdriver. He had been excluded from school three times including once which a teacher described as “unparalleled violence not seen before.”The ghetto culture:
The boy claimed he had been given the gun to look after by someone else – whom he refused to name because “I am not a snitch.”The lenient sentence due to age:
Today Judge Charles Wide QC imposed a nine year sentence and added a five year extension to the period he must serve on licence to protect the public. He told the Old Bailey that the boy posed “a significant risk to members of the public of significant harm.”More of that wonderful enriching ghetto culture:
He insisted he had never quarrelled with the schoolgirl he called his BM - or baby mother - and had no reason to harm her.And finally - the names, my god, the names!
In an impact statement read to the court today Shereka’s mother Shyrine Mills …A very modern crime tale, in all respects. Not quite the sort of thing Agatha Christie might have written about, though, eh?
*At 12, eh? No doubt he’s one of those ‘children’ that the police need to pander to much more:
Negative experiences, such as arrest and stop and search procedures, breeds "frustration and anger", it warned.As much anger as seeing your daughter on a slab for consorting with the local bad boy..?