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Greenlit: Running Riot: Britain’s Teen Crims, Channel 5

Running Riot: Britain’s Teen Crims w/t (1 x 60′) – Explores the realities of life for some of Britain’s most notorious young offenders, and the incredible life-shattering crimes they perpetrate.

The documentary follows the ‘ASBROS’ – two brothers amongst the country’s youngest ever to receive an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) who terrorised a whole community for years. We also follow the story of a ruthless gang of teenage burglars from Hull, the ‘steaming’ gang set loose on London’s high streets, and a deviously clever schoolboy-turned-armed robber who targeted exclusive jewellery stores in disguise.

The film features interviews with perpetrators, police and victims, using CCTV of unfolding events, and steps into the lives of some of the UK’s most prolific teenage criminals. Delivering a dramatic, blow-by-blow account of the shocking crimes committed by teenagers, the programme also explores and reveals the aftermath of the cases – are they likely to reform, or are they destined for a life of criminality? Are teenage years in trouble a passport to a life behind bars?

Channel: Chanel 5

Producer: Barcroft Productions

TX: 2014

Source: Channel 5 press release


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