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Tougher punishment for 'happy slapping' young thugs
Mar 7, 2017 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

CHILDREN and teenagers who film crimes and post footage on social media to "humiliate" their victims will receive tougher punishments.

Judges have been told for the first time that "additional distress" caused by posting footage of crimes online must be considered an "aggravating factor".

The proposals by the Sentencing Council, which advises courts on penalties, come after a series of highprofile cases in which teenagers have filmed sexual offences and other crimes.

The counci

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