Three teenage boys have been banned from entering Wandsworth for three years and given youth rehabilitation orders after they were found guilty of violent disorder following a stabbing in Southfields Academy.
The offences crossed the custody threshold but the boys were spared an immediate jail term.
One played the game…
She said: “You have accepted full responsibility for what you did and I accept that you are remorseful.
“You should be grateful for having the support of your mother and her partner.
“You are intelligent and capable of gaining a good education and making a positive contribution to society.”
The others didn’t…
In contrast she had strong words for the 15-year-old: “You are not facing up to the responsibility of what you did on this occasion and there is little evidence you have a desire to change.
“Knives are becoming part of your day to day existence and there is a real danger something really serious will happen to you or someone else.
“Your behaviour is deeply disturbing.”
Judge Coello criticised the Tooting boy for failing to return for sentencing with a clean record, having been arrested while on bail.
So why did they all get the same ‘punishment’? What’s the point anymore?