If you believe that the passage of time will reduce the resolve of Operation Pallial or any police force to identify people still alive who have caused harm to others and bring them to justice, you are are sorely mistaken.
People who commit serious and sexual offences should live with the knowledge that we will always examine new information and evidence and seek to bring them to justice for their crimes.
Offenders should quite rightly have to look over their shoulders for the rest of their lives.
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Scotland Yard said the male youths will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
Windy this weekend with gales across northwestern parts of the UK. Rain spreading southeast.
Greater Manchester Police said "inquiries are ongoing to fully understand the circumstances of the incident."