Star names the giggling thugs

A TRIO of youths with 60 previous convictions between them have been sent to custody for beating up and robbing a young man in a YMCA room. Daniel Allen, 17, of Undercliff Road, Felixstowe; David Elson, 17, of Pearcroft Road, Ipswich, and Christopher Long, 15, of Selkirk Road, Ipswich, all pleaded guilty to robbery.

A TRIO of youths with 60 previous convictions between them have been sent to custody for beating up and robbing a young man in a YMCA room.

Daniel Allen, 17, of Undercliff Road, Felixstowe; David Elson, 17, of Pearcroft Road, Ipswich, and Christopher Long, 15, of Selkirk Road, Ipswich, all pleaded guilty to robbery.

Hugh Vass, mitigating for Long, asked Judge John Holt to slap an order on the case preventing the publication of the giggling defendants' identities.

However, Judge Holt allowed The Evening Star to identify them, saying each defendant had appalling records and it was in the public interest for their names to be publicised.


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