Teenagers punished for fighting at Chatsworth House after video was shared online

Two youths who appeared in a video of a fight which was widely shared on social media in June, have been placed on a restorative justice programme for young people.

By Lloyd Bent
Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 6:24 pm

The boys who are both 16 were referred to the Youth Offending Service, after being identified by the public following an appeal on 26 June.

The appeal sought the public’s help to track down the boys after a video began circulating of a fight breaking out, in front of a large group of people at Chatsworth House on 24 June.

Following the referral, the Youth Offending Service concluded that the teenagers should attend the Divert programme, a restorative justice intervention specifically for young people.

Chatsworth House (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The four-month long programme is described as supportive and educational and is considered to be the preferred alternative (where appropriate) to the more formal Out of Court Disposals such as a Youth Caution and a Youth Conditional Caution.