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90 per cent back "name and shame" plan

Readers of the Ipswich Evening Star have overwhelmingly backed the paper’s campaign to name and shame local troublemakers.

A poll on the Evening Star’s website showed that 90 per cent of people think the youths in question, who admitted causing damage to a number of vehicles in Ipswich, should be named and shamed.

The Evening Star ran a front page which showed obscured photographs of the two youths leaving youth court.

The pair will be sentenced in August, but because of their age, the paper cannot reveal their identities.

The Star has verbally requested a lifting of the ban on the identification and this has been recorded by the court.

This request will be formalised in writing before South East Suffolk magistrates on August 8 when the two youths are sentenced.

The Star recently fought a separate battle to name a youngster who punched a man. Read more about it here.

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