Shock figures show young thug has been arrested 135 times between the ages of ten and 17

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A THUG has been arrested 135 times before turning 18.

He is among two dozen youngsters held more than 50 times.

Two dozen youngsters in the UK have been held more then 50 times
UK Press

Two dozen youngsters in the UK have been held more then 50 times[/caption]

National police statistics reveal their offences include burglary, theft and drugs crimes.

Cops in Northumbria arrested two on 135 and on 123 occasions between the ages of ten and 17.

In Kent five juveniles were held more than 50 times.

One, now 17, notched up 68 arrests for offences such as knife possession and death threats.

Officers in London had six last year with 50 arrests or more. These included two for sex offences and one for a murder threat.


The shock figures were uncovered by Freedom of Information requests.

Anastasia de Waal, of think tank Civitas, said: “While the number of kids involved might be small, what’s shocking is the incessant and very serious nature of their repeat offending.

“This raises alarm bells, not least that arrest simply does not appear to be a deterrent.”

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