…which is to say, not at all:
A teenage girl who squirted bleach in the faces of two police officers has been allowed to walk free from court.
The 17-year-old could have faced a life prison sentence if she was just a month older.
And why were two police officers facing this attack?
Two officers were called to help the girl who was threatening to hurt herself when they were faced with a deliberate attack.
Lovely! But of course, she’s not a dangerous criminal, she’s the victim, really…
The court also rejected The Argus’s application to name the girl in the public interest of deterring youngsters from committing similar attacks.
You guessed it, she’s ‘vulnerable’, poor little love…
Diane Lane, the girl’s defence solicitor, said she was “extremely sorry for her actions”.
Yeah, they always are, aren’t they?
Mr Hunsworth refused to even hear The Argus’s application to name the girl, saying “no chance” before even hearing our case.
Is that permissible?
He went on to say that “she is a very vulnerable young lady and it would not be in anyone’s interest to identify her”.
Might I suggest that the next time the cops get a call to come and deal with this little hellion, they refuse, and hand out the phone number of Mr Hunsworth or Ms Lane?