park shooting resolved with 'restorative justice'
teenager accused of shooting a boy in the face with a BB gun in
a Highbridge park last weekend has been dealt with by means of
restorative justice, police said on Thursday (May 27th).
youngster was called into Burnham police station where he met
his 10 year-old victim to discuss Saturday's incident in Apex
Park near Mallard Place, which was exclusively first reported
on Burnham-On-Sea.com here.
Inspector Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The two
boys discussed the matter and the effects of what happened and
what could have happened."
down the restorative justice route makes people recognise and
understand what their actions could have caused."
victim's mother asked for the suspect not to go through the courts
system, so everybody is happy with the outcome and the matter
has now ended."
have also confirmed that the BB gun used in the attack did not
to belong to the teenage suspect and that the incident had not