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Psychiatrist Eileen Vizard: 'We need a review of the law'

Two 11-year-old boys have been given a three year supervision order for the attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl in a west London park.

The girl was taken to hospital with stomach pains in October after telling her mother she was raped near her home.

The boys, who were both 10 at the time and cannot be named, were each found guilty of two counts of attempted rape after an Old Bailey trial in May.

The pair, who had denied all charges, were cleared of raping the girl.

A review of the law regarding the age of criminal responsibility is needed, Dr Eileen Vizard, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist with the NSPCC, has said.

  • 18 Aug 2010
  • From the section UK
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