Teenagers charged with arson after Droitwich Spa Lido park fire

Teenagers charged with arson after Droitwich Spa Lido park fire

Teenagers charged with arson after Droitwich Spa Lido park fire

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TWO 17-year-olds from Droitwich have been charged with arson after one of the town's parks was set alight.

The teenagers were arrested on the Tuesday and Wednesday (July 8 and 9) after an investigation by West Mercia Police into the fire at Droitwich Spa Lido Park last Thursday (July 3).

The pair were charged on Wednesday evening and both will appear at Worcester Youth Court on Wednesday, July 23.

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1:19pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Tobster says...

17 years old and going to a youth court where they will no doubt get a slap on the wrist, where what they really need is a year or two's time with a more difficult to hold variety of soap.
17 years old and going to a youth court where they will no doubt get a slap on the wrist, where what they really need is a year or two's time with a more difficult to hold variety of soap. Tobster
  • Score: 28

1:23pm Thu 10 Jul 14

billybobuk says...

This fire caused £20,000 worth of damage, after a fair trial, if guilty,
as well as any other punishment the court should impose punitive damages; that would sent a message.
This fire caused £20,000 worth of damage, after a fair trial, if guilty, as well as any other punishment the court should impose punitive damages; that would sent a message. billybobuk
  • Score: 25

1:29pm Thu 10 Jul 14

gaillewisbraznell says...

Let's name and shame them, kick them out of the town and turn our backs on these mindless good for nothing idiots.
Let's name and shame them, kick them out of the town and turn our backs on these mindless good for nothing idiots. gaillewisbraznell
  • Score: 34

3:08pm Thu 10 Jul 14

mrloverman says...

Name em, shame em!!! Sentence them to five years living in Droitwich.
Name em, shame em!!! Sentence them to five years living in Droitwich. mrloverman
  • Score: 20

5:13pm Thu 10 Jul 14

worcesterred says...

If a youth court, does this mean the parents will have to pay the costs?
If a youth court, does this mean the parents will have to pay the costs? worcesterred
  • Score: 4

6:06pm Thu 10 Jul 14

uncivil says...

Arson today, theft, violence tomorrow. Doubt they will ever be employable or even have a desire to work. Let's put them in the army, create a special regiment. Let them learn discipline and respect, and fully face the consequences for wrong doings in the future.
Arson today, theft, violence tomorrow. Doubt they will ever be employable or even have a desire to work. Let's put them in the army, create a special regiment. Let them learn discipline and respect, and fully face the consequences for wrong doings in the future. uncivil
  • Score: 22

8:12pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Small Town says...

Arson at 17, Speeding at 20, Bigamy at 30, Pedophilia at 40, Rape at 50.

Make them eat soap, that's what our Proctor did and I never went on to burn down anything.
Arson at 17, Speeding at 20, Bigamy at 30, Pedophilia at 40, Rape at 50. Make them eat soap, that's what our Proctor did and I never went on to burn down anything. Small Town
  • Score: 4

8:45pm Thu 10 Jul 14

lizzyloolah says...

The parents will be liable for any fines, compensation, court costs and victim surcharge. Hopefully they won't be eligible for Legal Aid so they will have to pay a solicitor out of their own pocket too.
The parents will be liable for any fines, compensation, court costs and victim surcharge. Hopefully they won't be eligible for Legal Aid so they will have to pay a solicitor out of their own pocket too. lizzyloolah
  • Score: 6

5:10pm Fri 11 Jul 14

spider666 says...

Small Town wrote:
Arson at 17, Speeding at 20, Bigamy at 30, Pedophilia at 40, Rape at 50.

Make them eat soap, that's what our Proctor did and I never went on to burn down anything.
So being a SUSPECTED arsonist at 17 will make you a paedophile at 40 and a rapist at 50 ---- Such a stupid idiotic comment.
[quote][p][bold]Small Town[/bold] wrote: Arson at 17, Speeding at 20, Bigamy at 30, Pedophilia at 40, Rape at 50. Make them eat soap, that's what our Proctor did and I never went on to burn down anything.[/p][/quote]So being a SUSPECTED arsonist at 17 will make you a paedophile at 40 and a rapist at 50 ---- Such a stupid idiotic comment. spider666
  • Score: 5

1:26pm Sat 12 Jul 14

SgtAl says...

uncivil wrote:
Arson today, theft, violence tomorrow. Doubt they will ever be employable or even have a desire to work. Let's put them in the army, create a special regiment. Let them learn discipline and respect, and fully face the consequences for wrong doings in the future.
Why would anyone assume the Army is the right place for violent criminals? The Army does require soldiers to commit violent acts, but these people must be disciplined before the act is carried out. The Army doesn't teach respect or discipline, it instills what is already present. Those without a sense of either are quickly found out and have no place in the British Army.

A regiment full of criminals would likely be ill-disciplined and lacking the basic values and standards present in the vast majority of British Army personnel. I would imagine lots of "let's do the whole f***ing village" type incidents from such formed units.

Would you really prefer those convicted of anti-social, violent and criminal acts to have ready access to weapons and ammunition?
[quote][p][bold]uncivil[/bold] wrote: Arson today, theft, violence tomorrow. Doubt they will ever be employable or even have a desire to work. Let's put them in the army, create a special regiment. Let them learn discipline and respect, and fully face the consequences for wrong doings in the future.[/p][/quote]Why would anyone assume the Army is the right place for violent criminals? The Army does require soldiers to commit violent acts, but these people must be disciplined before the act is carried out. The Army doesn't teach respect or discipline, it instills what is already present. Those without a sense of either are quickly found out and have no place in the British Army. A regiment full of criminals would likely be ill-disciplined and lacking the basic values and standards present in the vast majority of British Army personnel. I would imagine lots of "let's do the whole f***ing village" type incidents from such formed units. Would you really prefer those convicted of anti-social, violent and criminal acts to have ready access to weapons and ammunition? SgtAl
  • Score: 0

1:56pm Sun 13 Jul 14

Gillian1961 says...

SgtAl wrote:
uncivil wrote:
Arson today, theft, violence tomorrow. Doubt they will ever be employable or even have a desire to work. Let's put them in the army, create a special regiment. Let them learn discipline and respect, and fully face the consequences for wrong doings in the future.
Why would anyone assume the Army is the right place for violent criminals? The Army does require soldiers to commit violent acts, but these people must be disciplined before the act is carried out. The Army doesn't teach respect or discipline, it instills what is already present. Those without a sense of either are quickly found out and have no place in the British Army.

A regiment full of criminals would likely be ill-disciplined and lacking the basic values and standards present in the vast majority of British Army personnel. I would imagine lots of "let's do the whole f***ing village" type incidents from such formed units.

Would you really prefer those convicted of anti-social, violent and criminal acts to have ready access to weapons and ammunition?
But they could send them to one of these country's that are fitting with the niegbouring country, and see how big they are then
[quote][p][bold]SgtAl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]uncivil[/bold] wrote: Arson today, theft, violence tomorrow. Doubt they will ever be employable or even have a desire to work. Let's put them in the army, create a special regiment. Let them learn discipline and respect, and fully face the consequences for wrong doings in the future.[/p][/quote]Why would anyone assume the Army is the right place for violent criminals? The Army does require soldiers to commit violent acts, but these people must be disciplined before the act is carried out. The Army doesn't teach respect or discipline, it instills what is already present. Those without a sense of either are quickly found out and have no place in the British Army. A regiment full of criminals would likely be ill-disciplined and lacking the basic values and standards present in the vast majority of British Army personnel. I would imagine lots of "let's do the whole f***ing village" type incidents from such formed units. Would you really prefer those convicted of anti-social, violent and criminal acts to have ready access to weapons and ammunition?[/p][/quote]But they could send them to one of these country's that are fitting with the niegbouring country, and see how big they are then Gillian1961
  • Score: 0

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