Brick … boys come face-to-face with victim (From Hereford Times)

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BRICK The A4440 Crookbarrow Way in Worcester.

who threw bricks at passing in Worcester have met face-to-face the lorry driver they ….

The “remorseful” primary children, one aged 11, the other 12, met the driver accompanied by their following the potentially deadly … on the A4440 Crookbarrow Way in

The two boys were among culprits to be given youth earlier this year the incident between 6.35pm and 7pm on June 11. In an emotionally charged last Monday the boys to the lorry driver who showed photographs of the shattered windscreen of his cab one of the bricks they threw on the passenger seat next to

Police said at the time the could have caused after bricks were either from the verge or the onto passing motorists.

The meeting, organised by the youth service, was part of a controversial in restorative justice which with Restorative Justice (November 17 – 24).

The who agreed that your News could use his first Dean, said: I was pleased to be to take part in the meetings and was with the process and how it was dealt I now feel this was the right for the young people not to go to court. I the young people have from their actions and taken on board the gravity of the and they are very remorseful.

I blamed the parents for what had but having taken part in the where the parents were I can see that it wasn’t the parents’ I believe the young people are about not re-offending and I wish well for the future.”

The mother of one of the who was 11 at the time but has since turned 12 “It was quite an experience. Whatever my son it was a mistake and he did admit it. They did it was a mistake but they didn’t

After all the police intervention, all everyone has been through the summer, my son really learned a She said officers from the offending team had been to her and talked to her son because one of the victims was to meet him.

She said: “He did it could have had worse I hope he has learned a lesson and is not to do that again.

“He was a bit nervous meeting the victim) but I was with him and from the youth offending and the lady who was representing the victim. My son did what happened from his of view and how everything happened. the victim showed pictures of the which made an impression on

It was not until he saw the damage he realised he, with the others, had done wrong. Then the man explained his point of view how he was affected. He was sad and and he wanted to know how my son felt it. My son apologised and said he will use judgment next time.” She since it had happened her son was less to go out with his friends and stayed in playing on his Xbox. “I was surprised and that he did it.

We did have to speak to him and again so he understands the gravity of the He was grounded afterwards. The lorry was a very nice person and my son him a letter of apology.

They hands and everything went she said.

The father of the other aged 11, said his family had left “devastated” by what he had

He said: “We had total faith in our son and we think he would get dragged acting irresponsibly. I couldn’t it to start with. I was really, disappointed in him and really let down.

We thought ‘blimey, is it our fault?’ We only ever loved our He was led astray but he has put people’s lives in They thought it was a game but it a game.

It was putting people’s at risk. It could have the driver.

“I drive up that road with his little in the car. When he met the driver he what a nice guy he was and my son started to up a bit. He thought ‘it could been my dad. It could been my mum.

It could been my little brother in one of cars’. We drive along quite regularly.”

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The father his son was very nervous about face-to-face with the driver but straight away to the meeting and was now it had taken place. “It was a big thing to do for kids.”

He said he wished to extend his thanks to the driver for agreeing to his son. He said: “He’s from his mistakes and I’m sure will never happen

Seven identified victims contacted by victim officers and wanted contact with the offending service following the

Letters of apology were to each of the four victims by two of the youths involved.

However, not was happy with the decision to the offenders youth cautions.

Beech, aged 51, of Malvern had a punched in his windscreen of his BMW 630 during the incident, leaving him with a excess on his car insurance (£600 for the work and £75 for the damage to the windscreen).

He said: “Restorative justice? I think so. If that brick had through the window you and I would not be having this conversation I’m also heavily out of pocket. I’m not with the way the system works.

At the end of the people have to be held for their actions, regardless of age. It seems you have to somebody to be taken seriously by logic.”

Under restorative people who have committed serious offences are encouraged to responsibility for their actions by returning stolen money or or carrying out unpaid community rather than being punished through the courts.

who have to agree to restorative have the opportunity to talk to the offender if they wish. may be able to obtain answers why they were targeted, and to an apology.)

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