CHILDREN under the age of 10 were suspected of a catalogue of serious crimes, including rape, arson, and sexual assault last year, it can be revealed.

More than 180 crimes in Lancashire were thought to have been committed by young children under the age of criminal responsiblity, which is 10.

Because of their age, none of the children were arrested or charged, and the crimes remain ‘undetected’.

Reported by the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

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