Letter: Where is our compassion for the most damaged children of all?

Letter: Where is our compassion for the most damaged children of all?

THOSE of us who had a loved and happy childhood profit from it for the rest of our lives. Why should someone who has had a wretched childhood not be compensated a little? Mary Bell was punished first and committed her crimes afterwards; then she was punished again. Do not the crimes of a child give some measure of an abused child's suffering, just as the hatefulness of the bereaved parents gives some measure of theirs?

Anna Adams

London W4

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