Birmingham Council is facing a judicial review for alleged failings
in its duty of care towards a 16-year-old girl currently on remand
awaiting trial for murder.
Lawyers for the girl, accused of murdering a 78-year-old man last
November, told the High Court the council had failed to provide
suitable support and accommodation, necessary for a successful bail
Her case is being supported by the Howard League for Penal Reform,
which argues that she has a right to live in the community, and
that her detention may not be lawful.