It seems the two young child thugs who nearly killed a pair of children in Yorkshire had form and were well known to the police.
Police are looking into reports of at least five other incidents involving two similar aged boys in the Edlington area of Doncaster in recent weeks, The Daily Telegraph understands.
Worse still, the week previously they had attacked another child in similar circumstances - but escaped punishment by simply not bothering to turn up for an interview with the police!
Callam Reynolds feared he was “going to die” after he was lured to the same spot where the boys were left for dead a week later.
He was punched, kicked and stamped on by two youngsters who allegedly told him exactly how they would kill him. But when detectives were due to question two brothers over the beating the pair failed to show.
Failed to show? So a child gets attacked, beaten and threatened with murder and the police response is to invite the perps round for a cup of tea and a chocolate digestive? Still, the police know all about failing to show - something they are pretty good at themselves.
I'm afraid the situation with the police is worse than we thought. They are useless. It's only through sheer luck that we're not talking about two deaths rather than just an assault - the trouble is, for far too many people, their luck runs out.