Page last updated at 14:03 GMT, Friday, 6 June 2008 15:03 UK

Journalist gave alcohol to boys

A journalist has received a police caution after supplying alcohol to teenagers who were later involved in violence that left one in a coma.

The 28-year-old journalist, who has not been named, was working for a news agency at the time.

He allowed the 16-year-olds to keep the alcohol when the shoot finished.

Later the same evening, some of the boys were involved in a serious incident in the Filton area. Police are still investigating the violence.

Insp Simon Ellis, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "The community is totally shocked with the serious nature of the assault."

Officers believe the pictures were taken for a national newspaper which had launched a campaign to tackle underage drinking.

They refused to name the journalist involved.


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