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Man admits assault on disabled pensioner Alan Barnes

Press Association        G        Tuesday 24 February 2015        12.55 GM

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/24/man-admits-assault-pensioner-alan-barnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mug

 

 

 

 

be violently mugged

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/24/
man-admits-assault-pensioner-alan-barnes

 

 

 

 

mugger

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
unhappy-mondays-its-the-day-of-the-week-when-muggers-steal-the-most-phones-8630047.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
knife-crime-rises-fast-as-muggers-target-gadgets-6292255.html

 

 

 

 

mugging

 

 

 

 

attack

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/21/police-attacker-girl-london

 

 

 

 

attacker

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/21/police-attacker-girl-london

 

 

 

 

fear

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/jun/30/ukcrime.children 

 

 

 

 

assault

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/jun/09/ukcrime.amywinehouse

 

 

 

 

assault

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/24/
man-admits-assault-pensioner-alan-barnes

 

 

 

 

theft

 

 

 

 

neighbourhood policing

 

 

 

 

street policing

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/jul/20/uk
crime.immigrationpolicy 

 

 

 

 

street wise

 

 

 

 

street violence

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
a-brief-history-of-street-violence-its-the-economy-stupid-807438.html

 

 

 

 

street crime

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
the-police-the-knives-are-out-807434.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
a-brief-history-of-street-violence-its-the-economy-stupid-807438.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-solutions-whats-to-be-done-807437.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
street-crime-special-triggerhappy-tales-from-britains-front-line-807420.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
my-life-in-crime-four-young-offenders-confess-all-807428.html

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/jul/20/ukcrime.immigrationpolicy1 

 

 

 

 

terrorise

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/aug/10/ukcrime.sandralaville 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why everything you think you know about gangs is wrong - Temi Mwale

Comment is Free        The Guardian        22 July 2015

 

 

 

 

Why everything you think you know about gangs is wrong - Temi Mwale | Comment is Free        The Guardian        22 July 2015

 

Nineteen-year-old Temi Mwale

lost a friend to youth violence when she was only 16.

 

A year later, she set up Get Outta the Gang,

which aims to tackle gang violence in London.

 

But, she has come to realise,

there are widespread misconceptions

about what gangs are, who joins them, and why.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5rFmbZIR5M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gang

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/jul/07/knifecrime.ukcrime1

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-gangs-youve-got-to-be-a-bully-807440.html

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/aug/10/ukcrime.sandralaville 

 

 

 

 

gang war

 

 

 

 

street gang

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/jul/04/uk
crime.prisonsandprobation 

 

 

 

 

gangland criminals

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/aug/28/ukcrime.ukguns 

 

 

 

 

bully

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
the-gangs-youve-got-to-be-a-bully-807440.html

 

 

 

 

thug

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/may/08/police.ukcrime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

assault

 

 

 

 

stalk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/aug/04/jilldando.ukcrime

 

 

 

 

stalker

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/mar/25/night-stalker-jailed-life

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/mar/24/profile-delroy-grant-night-stalker

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/mar/07/night-stalker-evidence-beyond-grave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

marginalised young people

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2004/nov/18/
arts.artsnews1

 

 

 

 

young offender

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/
my-life-in-crime-four-young-offenders-confess-all-807428.html

 

 

 

 

petty crime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

car crime

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jun/16/
car-crime-fall-historic-low

 

 

 

 

vehicle crime

 

 

 

 

car theft

 

 

 

 

car immobiliser

 

 

 

 

road rage

 

 

 

 

hit and run driver

 

 

 

 

knock down

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jul/19/uk
crime.martinwainwright 

 

 

 

 

joy-riding / joyriding

 

 

 

 

joy-rider / joyrider

 

 

 

 

drink and drive

 

 

 

 

drink-drive limit

 

 

 

 

drink-driving

 

 

 

 

hijacker        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2006/jul/19/uk
crime.martinwainwright 

 

 

 

 

carjacker        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/20/
fight-stop-carjacker-drive-off-with-son-caught-on-cctv-gorton-manchester

 

 

 

 

carjacking

 

 

 

 

hijack

 

 

 

 

carjack

 

 

 

 

nationwide spy system

to track millions of car journeys a day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gangs are getting younger

and more violent, Met chief warns

Children killing each other
over 'trivial' slights
and girls increasingly involved

 

Saturday 20 December 2008
The Guardian
Duncan Campbell
This article was first published
on guardian.co.uk at 00.01 GMT
on Saturday 20 December 2008.
It appeared in the Guardian
on Saturday 20 December 2008
on p1 of the Top stories section.
It was last updated at 00.05 GMT
on Saturday 20 December 2008.

 

The country's leading police officer on gang culture warns today that gang members are getting younger and that they are resorting to lethal violence much more swiftly for the most trivial slights.

In an interview with the Guardian, Commander Sue Akers of the Metropolitan police identified other trends, including the emergence of a small number of girl gangs, and how women are being used to carry and conceal weapons.

Speaking at the end of a week in which Sean Mercer, 18, was convicted of murdering 11-year-old Rhys Jones, Akers said the only way to counter the threat of further violence was long-term investment that offers gang members a real alternative to crime. Mercer was 16 at the time of the killing.

"You can carry on with a stick, but you need a carrot at the end of the day," said Akers. "Some of the gang members go to prison and, when they come out, they get back into the gangs, because life doesn't seem to offer them much else."

The rise in teenage gang crime is turning into a priority issue for ministers. There have been 66 teenage murders in Britain this year, mainly knife attacks. London has had 30 murders; there were six in Scotland, five in Greater Manchester and four in Merseyside. The British Crime Survey is to start documenting the number of teenage murders separately. The government has also launched a new programme to tackle gang crime.

Akers, the spokesperson on gangs for the Association of Chief Police Officers and one of the Met's most experienced officers in the field, told the Guardian: "We're seeing young kids killing other young kids. We've seen 14- and 15-year-olds being killed over what seems the most trivial slights or just a glance. In the past, they would use violence over something like enforcing debts but now it's over this 'respect' issue, the smallest insult."

Gangs no longer split down racial lines but were formed as a result of territory, neighbourhood or shared interest. "There is less focus on ethnicity now," she said.

Akers said people must distinguish between youths who hang around together on street corners and may commit minor antisocial offences and the real gangs involved in violence and criminality. A growing number of senior officers advocate offering alternatives to gang life. She pointed to work being done in Glasgow, similar to the Boston Ceasefire project in the US. Police tactics can have an immediate effect, she said, citing the apparent success of stop-and-search in London. "But - and it is a big but - if there are no alternatives for gang members, then they just go back to it. It takes time and investment. We need to get really, really focused on the very young."

British gangs differ from US gangs in structure and hierarchy, she said. "Ours are more fluid and more fickle. Gangs disappear and fragment, they can be allies one week and not another." A small number of girl gangs had emerged in London, "and some gangs use women to look after their weapons". The vast majority remained young men and boys.

Gangs are getting younger and more violent, Met chief warns,
G, 20.12.2008,
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/dec/20/gangs-younger-violent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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