The other chunk of outrage has been occasioned by those two young boys sentenced by a Sheffield court to an indeterminate spell under lock and key for having tortured two younger boys. The perpetrators were eleven and ten years old when they inflicted the most appalling injuries on the other kids, the details too grim to repeat here. Other stuff has come out since the verdict; the two boys were perpetually wild, violent and destructive and made local residents’ lives a misery, even before their torture spree. We also learn that their home life was violent and chaotic and that the mother was, reportedly, utterly incapable of looking after them, instilling discipline providing them with a moral code and so on.
Two chunks of hermetically sealed outrage, then, with no conceivable link between them.