Why we can't tell you who these yobs are

THESE two young thugs are suspected of committing dozens of crimes – yet their identity cannot be revealed today.Magistrates have refused The Evening Star's application to name the pair of yobs in the public interest - despite the fact that one of the teenagers attacked a man with a baseball bat, for which he is now serving four months' detention.

THESE two young thugs are suspected of committing dozens of crimes – yet their identity cannot be revealed today.

Magistrates have refused The Evening Star's application to name the pair of yobs in the public interest - despite the fact that one of the teenagers attacked a man with a baseball bat, for which he is now serving four months' detention.

The other has to carry out a community action plan but also has a court case pending for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

Even one of the defence solicitors admitted his client's actions were "totally unacceptable."


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Their identity will remain protected, while the innocent who were terrorised on an estate in east Ipswich still cannot be told their names.

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