Ensure same anonymity and reporting restrictions for young victims as offenders

Ensure same anonymity and reporting restrictions for young victims as offenders

My son was 15 when he was attacked by a gang ranging ages of 14-22 years. My son had no right to anonymity but the minors charged with GBH were protected. Therefore my son’s name, our address and photographs appeared in the papers shortly after this life threatening assault.

It is wrong that victims who are under 18 years are not afforded the same protections as offenders from exposure in the press. Victims of crime should be afforded same or even greater protection from public exposure. 

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