Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Nearly burnt at the stake

Three teenagers who admitted tying a 13-year-old boy to a tree, setting the tree on fire and videotaping the attack have escaped criminal charges because they were previously of "good character". Will their experience of the authorities embolden or chastise them?

A Crown Prosecution spokeswoman said, "We decided not to prosecute because the victim was unable to identify any of the suspects when he was shown photographs". Was that because Kyle, the victim, could only see the gang videoing him through the eyeholes in the mask he was made to wear?

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