News round-up: 65,000 readers sign The Sun’s Baby P petition

65,000 angry readers have signed The Sun’s Baby P petition

Over 65,000 angry readers have signed The Sun’s Baby P petition, demanding sentences given to his abusers are increased.

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Britain sending refused Congo asylum seekers back

The British government is sending refused asylum seekers back home, a Guardian investigation has revealed, despite the fears of human rights campaigners and lawyers that deportees could encounter persecution on their return.

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Amnesty: Economic crisis will aggravate human rights abuses

Victims of human rights abuses look set to increase as Governments focus on combating the global economic crisis rather than also helping vulnerable communities and tackling conflict, Amnesty International warned today.

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Investigator Jim Gamble backs police chief in child porn controversy

Computer equipment suspected of containing a huge library of child abuse images should not be returned to an expert witness, Britain’s leading investigator in the field of child sex crimes said yesterday.

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Doncaster brothers in court over attempted murders of schoolboys

Two brothers accused of attempting to murder two young boys are due to appear before magistrates.
The pair, aged 10 and 11, are due before Doncaster Youth Court accused of attacking and robbing a nine-year-old boy and his 11-year-old uncle in Edlington, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on April 4.

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Excluded pupils cost three times as much to educate

In local authorities with high exclusion rates, the standard response, to fulfil their legal obligations, is to refer excluded children to pupil referral units (PRUs) where they should receive the appropriate substitute education, equivalent to full-time schooling.

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Boy, 13, remanded in custody over murder

A 13-year-old was remanded in custody today accused of murdering another teenager with a broken bottle.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with fatally stabbing Jahmal Mason-Blair in the neck in Hackney, east London on Saturday.

Read this story in The Independent



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