Final warning is no justice
I refer to the article dated March 10, entitled Youths Final Warning, with a feeling of utter disbelief. What on earth is wrong with justice, and the criminal prosecution service?
I refer to the article dated March 10, entitled Youths' Final Warning, with a feeling of utter disbelief.
What on earth is wrong with justice, and the criminal prosecution service? I witnessed first-hand the damage caused by these 16-year-olds. Criminal damage can be as minor as a broken pot plant - this, however, was very serious damage to property totalling many thousands of pounds.
The insurance payouts for these offences do not come close to matching the full cost of these crimes.
Let's not forget the Flamingo Pool is a charitable organisation which simply cannot afford the repairs.
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The football club needs every penny so that it can continue to provide top class football and a pleasant social environment for the town.
My biggest concern is the message this sends out to other errant youths.
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I appreciate teenage years are difficult, but I also believe a 16-year-old who gets his kicks from stealing and damaging other people's property should face some sort of justice.
I would appeal to these lads to take a good look at themselves and strive to be more productive and less destructive.