Boy who took knife into Bentall Centre sentenced

Surrey Comet: Boy who took knife into Bentall Centre sentenced Boy who took knife into Bentall Centre sentenced

A teenager who took a kitchen knife to the Bentall Centre has been given a referral order.

The 16-year-old from Thornton Heath, who cannot be named for legal reasons, took the weapon to the Kingston shopping centre on November 13, last year.

He was sentenced on his first appearance at Wimbledon Youth Court on January 8.

He was also ordered to pay £15 in victim surcharge costs, which goes towards compensating victims of crime.

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12:06pm Tue 14 Jan 14

DB says...

I am glad he had to pay that massive £15 compensation. That will teach him.

Let's look forward to more of this type of crime in the future if we are unable to punish it.
I am glad he had to pay that massive £15 compensation. That will teach him. Let's look forward to more of this type of crime in the future if we are unable to punish it. DB

12:18pm Tue 14 Jan 14

SteveC1964 says...

Crime does pay then.
Crime does pay then. SteveC1964

12:42pm Tue 14 Jan 14

kingstonpaul says...

Nobody needs to carry a knife into the Bentall Centre unless they're (1) returning the item to the store they bought it; or (2) undertaking some act of criminal intent.
And this case shows that all the platitudes about knife crime and effective deterrents are mere posturing. When the opportunity arises to really act tough, the lad is fined the equivalent of a few beers.
Nobody needs to carry a knife into the Bentall Centre unless they're (1) returning the item to the store they bought it; or (2) undertaking some act of criminal intent. And this case shows that all the platitudes about knife crime and effective deterrents are mere posturing. When the opportunity arises to really act tough, the lad is fined the equivalent of a few beers. kingstonpaul

2:04pm Tue 14 Jan 14

DB says...

kingstonpaul wrote:
Nobody needs to carry a knife into the Bentall Centre unless they're (1) returning the item to the store they bought it; or (2) undertaking some act of criminal intent. And this case shows that all the platitudes about knife crime and effective deterrents are mere posturing. When the opportunity arises to really act tough, the lad is fined the equivalent of a few beers.
Yep, and given that it would have been illegal to sell a knife of any kind to someone under 18, it can only really be option (2) in this case.

Total waste of time, and I don't think that these stories should even be published as it shows kids just how easy it is to get away with crime.
[quote][p][bold]kingstonpaul[/bold] wrote: Nobody needs to carry a knife into the Bentall Centre unless they're (1) returning the item to the store they bought it; or (2) undertaking some act of criminal intent. And this case shows that all the platitudes about knife crime and effective deterrents are mere posturing. When the opportunity arises to really act tough, the lad is fined the equivalent of a few beers.[/p][/quote]Yep, and given that it would have been illegal to sell a knife of any kind to someone under 18, it can only really be option (2) in this case. Total waste of time, and I don't think that these stories should even be published as it shows kids just how easy it is to get away with crime. DB

1:08pm Wed 15 Jan 14

jayjay289 says...

a £15 fine hmmmm. what was the total cost to us the tax payer, for the arrest the court case he sentencing!! ?? was it really worth it??
a £15 fine hmmmm. what was the total cost to us the tax payer, for the arrest the court case he sentencing!! ?? was it really worth it?? jayjay289

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