A young man found miles away from home after being forced to sell drugs. A 13-year-old schoolboy accused of fighting outside a Birkenhead B&M. A 15-year-old girl accused of carrying out a racist beating. These are the children who appear on the Liverpool Youth Court list when we pick up the schedule on a Tuesday morning. As reporters, we are accustomed to days spent in court reporting on the kinds of horrible things adults are capable of doing to each other. But among the robed court officials and the daunting setting of a court room, children routinely file into Liverpool’s designated youth court area to face the law. Like adults, they’re asked to say their name, address and date of birth before facing up to their alleged crimes – with some children facing the kind of serious charges you’d find in adult court rooms. Members of the public cannot attend youth court hearings – but the press can. We decided to spend a morning in Liverpool Youth Court to get a glimpse at how teens accused of breaking the law are dealt with. “He was found a long way from home” Liverpool Youth Court is located within the city’s main… Read full this story
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