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cjm started following Alleged assault of Margate schoolgirl: Criminal procedure question...
cjm posted a topic in UK Police/Crime NewsHello, This alleged assault has been reported online through local media in the Margate area https://theisleofthanetnews.com/2018/11/30/third-teenager-arrested-over-brutal-attack-on-12-year-old-charles-dickens-student/ This story touched a nerve in me hence my post. The police arrested three girls in connection with the incident aged 12, 13 & 15 respectively. To the best of my knowledge, none charged as yet, and investigations continue. Is bail an option for prosecutors in cases like this ? Supposing the matter goes to trial and the alleged assailants are convicted. What sentencing options are at the judge's disposal ? Obviously background reports & pleas in mitigation will be in all likelihood considered - correct ? I am from Scotland and I am unfamiliar with criminal process in England. Curious to see how this incident pans out. Thanks...