District Judge Tan Ikram

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The Independent Online

On 16 June we referred to District Judge Tan Ikram as "the judge who sent a teenage girl to jail for eight months for stealing a bottle of Lucozade and a bag of sweets".

We have been asked to clarify that the girl pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary, in one instance including the Lucozade and confectionery, but also to a separate charge of looting clothes from a store. It was for the total offences that she was sentenced. During the reported discussion the judge did not discuss this or other cases, other than to analyse a Court of Appeal judgment. He did not use the discussion to publicly defend his sentencing decision.