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Go-karting the way to teach yobs a lesson, says Oaten

PUBLISHED September 23, 2004

Teenage joyriders will be given go-karting lessons and courses in car mechanics to prevent them reoffending under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats yesterday.

Vandals will also escape having a criminal record if they apologise to their victims and serve a punishment such as cleaning up local graffiti or smashed bus shelters, to be meted out by a "community justice panel".