POLL: Teenage killers to keep anonymity after Angela Wrightson murder - should they be named?

The judge in the Angela Wrightson case has ruled the two girls guilty of her murder will keep their anonymity for life - what do you think?

Thursday, 7th April 2016, 1:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th April 2016, 2:31 pm
Angela Wrightson.

The girls, aged 13 and 14, have both been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years detention after brutally murdering the 39-year-old at her home.

The Honorable Mr Justice Henry Globe refused to lift an order banning the identification of the two girls after hearing details of how the older one had repeatedly tried to kill herself.

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He said some of these attempts happened on court premises, during the trial.

In one, the judge told the girl that a court official "I am satisfied, saved your life".

He said the case for naming the younger girl was stronger but he accepted she was also vulnerable.

The judge told the older girl: "I am concerned and disturbed by what I regard as a heightened real risk that identification by a press blitz will elevate the risk to your life to such an extent that I am satisfied that there is a real and immediate risk to your life if you were to be identified as one of the two girls who murdered Angela Wrightson."