Wednesday, July 9, 2008

We need tougher sentences for knife crime, says Britain's top judge

By Christopher Hope and James Kirkup Last Updated: 4:21PM BST 09/07/2008

The independent body which advises judges and magistrates on sentencing has failed to keep pace with the scale of Britain's knife crime crisis, the Lord Chief Justice has said.
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers told peers in the House of Lords that the Sentencing Guidelines Council had failed to react fast enough to what has been described as Britain's knife crime epidemic.

1 comment:

Eowyn said...

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