QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
B e f o r e :
MR JUSTICE PENRY-DAVEY
|KINGS LYNN YOUTH JUSTICES||(DEFENDANT)|
|THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS||(FIRST INTERESTED PARTY)|
|THE PRESS ASSOCIATION||(SECOND INTERESTED PARTY)|
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"That the public need to be protected [from the applicant] if he is tempted to get back behind the wheel before he is legally permitted or properly trained to drive and therefore be in possession of a dangerous weapon on the road. If named, then he can be reported if the public see him behind the wheel of a car. His age did not come into our deliberations."
"(1). Every court in dealing with a child or young person who is brought before it either as an offender or otherwise shall have regard to the welfare of the child or young person ..."
"If a court is satisfied that it is in the public interest to do so it may in relation to a child or young person whom has been convicted of an offence by order dispense to any specified extent with the requirements of this section in relation to any proceedings before it to which this section applies."
"It is in my judgment plain that power to dispense with anonymity as permitted in certain circumstances by section 49(4A) must be exercised with very great care caution and circumspection. It would be wholly wrong for any court to dispense with a juvenile's prima facia right to anonymity as an additional publishment. It is also very difficult to see any place for 'naming and shaming'. The court must be satisfied that the statutory criterion that is in the public's interest to dispense with the reporting restriction is satisfied. This will very rarely be the case and justices making an order under section 49(4A) must be clear in their minds why it is in the public interest to dispense with the restrictions."