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MetiNews.Com - Manchester's courts have seen many cases of young people and teenagers being hauled before a judge
Breaking News ! The age of criminal responsibility in the UK is 10. Children under 18 can be brought before the courts for serious crimes. And Manchester's courts have experienced many cases of young people and teenagers being hauled before a judge, and even being locked up. In some cases, young people have terrorised communities, committed robberies and been found with knives. Read More Related Articles The Manchester Evening News free app and how to download it Read More Related Articles How to sign up to our newsletter to get the latest headlines from the M.E.N. Here are some of the recent cases involving teenagers brought before the court. The 18-year-old whose behaviour led residents to create a petition Moston Lane East, where Adam Repton lived (Image: Google Maps) Adam Repton made his neighbours lives a 'misery'. They even created a petition, signed by about 100 people, for him to be removed from his home. Over a number of months, Repton, 18, committed a catalogue of crimes including theft, criminal damage and burglary along with other youths. One neighbour said Repton's behaviour had affected their quality of life. While some residents at a nearby block of flats had been left scared to leave their home due to the behaviour of Repton and other youths. "You and your friends, who you lived with in the area of Moston, made the lives of ordinary, decent people a misery," Judge Anthony Cross QC told him. "So bad was your behaviour, that 100 people or thereabouts very bravely signed a petition with their names and their addresses, finally standing up to your thuggish and dishonest behaviour." In April at Manchester Crown Court, Repton was sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for two years. The judge said the seven months Repton spent on remand in prison before he was sentenced had a 'considerable effect' on the defendant, who he had decided to give a 'chance'. Read More Related Articles A teenage thug plagued our streets - until 100 people bravely decided to stand up to him The teenagers who believed they were 'above the law' Kyron Blackley (Image: Greater Manchester Police) Kyron Blackley ran amok across north Manchester, committing 41 offences over a nine-month period last year. Blackley, 18, and a 16-year-old boy showed 'complete disregard' for the police, and the pair believed they were 'above the law', a judge said. The crimes included four robberies in which a knife, machete or hammer were used. The victim of one incident - a disabled man - considered ending his own life. Another victim, a Deliveroo rider who sought refuge in the UK, now wants to leave the country. Blackley and his associates even 'bragged' about their crimes on Snapchat. During one incident, he kicked an elderly man in the face before turning to the camera and laughing, Manchester Crown Court heard. Judge Anthony Cross QC said the crime wave made it appear as if there had been 'almost a complete breakdown in law and order in north and east Manchester'. In July, Blackley was sentenced to nine years, while the 16-year-old received five years. Read More Related Articles The disgusting violence of the teens who terrorised Manchester 'You will burn in hell' - the homophobic attack launched by two teenagers Ashley Roberts and David Bailey (Image: GMP) Teenagers David Bailey and Ashley Roberts launched a homophobic attack on a gay couple in the city centre. They were punched and kicked near Piccadilly station, after Bailey, 18, and Roberts, 19, noticed they were holding hands. During the incident, the victims were told 'you will burn in hell', while one said 'it's disgusting'. They were followed near to the station when one said 'give me £20 or I will kill you'. In March at Manchester Crown Court, the pair, both from Stoke-on-Trent, were sentenced to 32 months in a young offender's institution. "They were perfectly entitled to walk as they were, hand in hand," Judge Suzanne Goddard QC told them. "Your behaviour was wholly unacceptable that night." Bailey, of Bambury Street, Stoke-on-Trent, and Roberts, of Trevithick Close, Stoke-on-Trent, both pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted robbery. Defending Bailey, Paul Bryning said the defendant 'didn't start' the incident but he accepted involving himself in it. For Roberts, Harriet Tighe said he is remorseful for his actions, and that he has abstained from alcohol since the incident. Read More Related Articles Gay couple called 'disgusting' for holding hands and told they would 'burn in hell' during violent homophobic attack The teenager caught with a huge 'combat knife' on a Wednesday afternoon Shaquille Powell Anderson (Image: M.E.N.) Members of the public in the city centre were alarmed to see a man with a huge 11 inch 'combat knife'.
. He was spotted with the huge blade near Burger King in Piccadilly Gardens on a Wednesday afternoon. CCTV operators followed him as police headed to the scene. Sentencing him to 20 months in a young offender's institution in February, Judge Richard Mansell QC said the knife was 'clearly very dangerous' and 'a really serious weapon to be carrying in public'. "This was a very dangerous knife," he said. "You clearly possessed it in public, otherwise the public wouldn't have phoned the police. "There was the risk you were thinking of using it." Part of his sentence was imposed after he admitted breaching a suspended sentence he previously received for his role in a 'county lines' drug plot. Anderson and other men took over the home of a vulnerable man in Warrington, living there and using it as a base to sell heroin and crack cocaine.
Teenager caught with huge Rambo-style 'combat knife' in Manchester city centre was 'gofer' in drugs gang
The terrifying robberies of a Subway shop and a discount store
Armed with a machete, with another identified man who had knives, they robbed a Subway sandwich shop and a discount shop in Salford in March last year.
A 17-year-old boy 'terrorised' shop workers with a machete. Armed with the weapon, he and another man robbed a branch of Subway and a discount store. A worker at the discount store said he thought he was going to die during the incident. He suffered a small cut to the face as the two robbers were 'swinging the knives about'. A female Subway manager, who was alone during the robbery, said she has had to close the store earlier and add more security measures. The boy also attacked a man with a machete following an incident outside the Red Lion pub in Salford. He was arrested but released under investigation, enabling him to commit the offences at Subway and the discount store. The defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage, one count of attempted section 18 wounding with intent, two counts of robbery, four counts of possession of a blade, one count of affray, one count of possessing cannabis and also a bail act offence. During the Manchester Crown Court hearing in March, the M.E.N. applied to the judge for restrictions on the boy's identify to be lifted in our reporting of the case. But the judge said that due to delays in the case, the boy's welfare and prospects for rehabilitation, the restrictions would remain in force. The boy was sentenced to a 24-month detention and training order.
Teenager who 'terrorised' shop workers with machete was free to commit robberies after being released by police
'You’re only 18 and have a very bad record...' Aged just 18, it was said that Anthony Daly has breached 'every court order ever made against him'. The latest crimes he was sentenced for included a police chase which saw him ram a stolen car into another vehicle, smash into a tree and try to escape from police while at hospital. He came to the attention of police when he failed to indicate while out driving a stolen Peugeot van in Cheetham Hill, in October last year. Daly crashed into another car, before smashing into a tree shortly after. He was arrested and taken to hospital, where he tried to flee.
At just 18, he's been done for some serious crimes... he's ignored every court order ever made against him - now his time's up
Daly, of Brindle Heath Road, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving; possession of a knife; and criminal damage. In July at Manchester Crown Court, he was sentenced to 16 months in a young offender's institute and banned from driving for 12 months. His lawyer said Daly has had a 'very troubling life'. Sentencing, Judge Alan Conrad QC said: "You’re only 18 and have a very bad record with no signs of change over the years."
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