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  'Terror triplets' walk free from court
Updated 26 March 2002, 17.38
Shane arriving at court
The teenage triplets who terrorised shopkeepers in Kent walked free from court after magistrates gave them a two-year supervision order.

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This order means that they must report to a Youth Offenders' Officer every week, who will make sure that they aren't behaving badly.

Natalie arriving at court

Shane, Natalie and Sarah Morris, 13, from Gillingham in Kent, were found guilty earlier this month of breaking an anti-social behaviour order that banned them from places in Kent where they caused trouble.

Swearing at locals

They were accused of swearing at locals, hassling shopkeepers and even threatening to petrol bomb the house of a security guard.

They were found guilty after being caught on security cameras in October swearing and making rude gestures in a shop they weren't supposed to be in.

No jail

Sarah arriving at court

Shopkeepers in Gillingham had hoped that the triplets would be locked up, but the law says they cannot be jailed.

One shopkeeper said: "I'm disgusted that they will be allowed to go back on the streets and carry on where they left off.

"This is just a sign to all the other kids that they can do what they like and get away with it."

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