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Lib Dems would end child trials

PUBLISHED September 24, 2004

Young offenders under the age of 14 would no longer face criminal trials under plans adopted by the Liberal Democrats.

Calls for "all under-14s who commit crime" to be dealt with by education and social services were agreed at the party conference in Bournemouth.
It also pledged to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12.