In the Media

Suburban streets in the grip of feral youths, says police chief

PUBLISHED May 19, 2005

Feral youths are running wild in suburban streets with no fear of either the police or the criminal justice system, a senior police officer said yesterday.

Chief Supt David Baines, of Greater Manchester police, spoke out as Phil Carroll, 48, continued to fight for his life after being attacked by a gang of youths he had confronted in an alleyway behind his home.