Saturday, August 25, 2007

Yet more youth crime

I was very saddened to hear that a 21 year old described as having learning difficulties, Brent Martin, was beaten so badly in Sunderland on Thursday that he died of his injuries today.

The police have arrested a number of people, a woman of 21 and three youths, two aged 17 and one 16.

There is no doubt that this is a horrible crime. Clearly for a small number of youths, something is going very very wrong.

As a society we need to do something, though passing more laws is probably not the answer.

The BBC has this on the attack and this on the death of Brent Martin.

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