Britain’s feral youth

| 20/09/2009

(Daily Mail): The first time I saw Tuggy Tug, he was standing on a street corner in Brixton with half-a-dozen other 15-year- old boys. They were scowling at anyone who walked past. Every now and then, they shrugged up their hoodies to make themselves look more threatening. ‘Everyone who bumps into us says sorry,’ boasted Tuggy Tug. His tracksuit was so big that he seemed lost inside it. He was, he admitted, on the lookout for someone to mug. At 15, Tuggy Tug is still officially a child – but he is already dangerously disconnected from society and its values. What forces have put boys like him in charge of our streets? And how are we to deal with them?

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