Top judge courtroom tirade as Cameron calls for national service.
Judge Ian Trigger launched into an attack on 'feral' youths and criticised law makers
A judge has warned that an obsession with rights had created a society "bedevilled by feral youth".
Judge Ian Trigger spoke out amid a wave of anger over the murder of devoted family man Garry Newlove in a vicious gang attack.
He also attacked the policy of releasing violent offenders on bail - the case with the ringleader of the gang who kicked 47-year-old Mr Newlove to death outside his Warrington home.
Cameron also spoke out, calling today for the introduction of a form of national service to tackle yob culture.
The Tory leader said Garry Newlove's widow Helen "spoke for millions" when she said Britain's streets had been taken over by violent youths.
He told GMTV that legislation was not enough, and a change in society was needed to tackle the problem. In an emotional statement after her husband's killers were jailed earlier this week, Mrs Newlove pleaded for more to be done to stop youth gangs going on violent, drink-fuelled rampages against law-abiding people.
Today Mr Cameron said: "Mrs Newlove spoke for millions when she said that in too many parts of the country the streets have been taken over by the thugs and society has retreated.
"Passing a new law is not enough. We need a big social, cultural and political change about our whole approach to these issues."
He said returning police to the streets and improving discipline in schools were important.
"It's also about a return to a form of national service, what I call national citizens' service, something that every 16-year-old should do to learn about their duties and responsibilities as a citizen and inspire them as being part of our country instead of being people who hang round on street corners," he said.
The Tory leader said he envisaged 16-year-olds undertaking a six-week residential programme in which they would mix with people from different backgrounds.
Tough on yobs: David Cameron is calling for national service
Training with the army could form part of the scheme, Mr Cameron said, but he did not favour a return to traditional national service.
He added that more also needed to be done to enforce the existing law on the sale of alcohol, and urged people to report shops that sold to underage drinkers.
Cheshire Chief Constable Peter Fahy, whose force patrols Warrington, said a tide of drunkenness, coupled with extended opening hours, had left police struggling to cope with violent youths.
He said even middle-class children from "decent" families were being sucked into "extremes of violence" by alcohol.
Judge Trigger went further, warning of a generation apparently out of control.
His attack came at Liverpool Crown Court, as he sentenced a teenager who smashed a woman over the head with an iron bar while he was out on bail for a knife attack.
The judge said: "It is the fault of politicians that bail is so readily granted, rather than judges or magistrates.
"Parliament and its woeful and indeed dreadful concentration on rights forgets duties and responsibilities. It has meant people like you have the right to bail in these circumstances.
"We are living in a society which is bedevilled by wild feral youths such as you.
Before we plunge into even greater violence at the hands of lawless and irresponsible youths it is time for us to address the problem.
"It is time for parents to resume control over their offspring.
"It is time for parents to teach values and respect to their children, value and respect for other people and not allow their offspring to engage in selfish and irresponsible behaviour.
"It is time for the police to be released from administrative tasks and red tape and be once more a visible 24-hour presence on our streets, particularly in our violent hotspots.
Murder of a family man: Garry Newlove with his wife Helen and daughters, from left, Amy, 12, Zoe, 18, and 15-year-old Danielle
"It is time for the public not to criticise the police but support them so that wild youths like you are brought to justice.
"And it is time for Left-wing intellectuals and well-meaning do-gooders to abandon their obsession and concentrate on the obligations and responsibilities which we all owe each other.
"It is time for community and faith leaders to condemn the prevalent violence on our streets rather than excuse or condone it and it is time for sentencers to send a clear warning that violence will not be tolerated."
He imposed an indefinite sentence of detention on Yousef Rakeeb, 19, of Liverpool, with a minimum of five years before he can apply for parole.
Mr Fahy, who was out on patrol on the night father-of-three Mr Newlove died in August last year, said Britain was being swamped by a "tide of alcohol misuse".
He wants the age for buying alcohol to be raised, prices of drinks to be raised and yobs given tougher sentences.
He said he was frustrated by the "vast amount" of time his officers spent on alcohol-related crime. This had become worse since pubs were allowed to open later into the night.
Mr Fahy also blamed celebrities and programmes such as Big Brother for glorifying swearing and drinking.
Tory leader David Cameron pinned part of the blame for street violence on former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
He said: "The tragedy of Tony Blair was that he gave up on one half of his slogan, he gave up on being tough on the causes of crime".
• The magistrate who released 19-year-old Adam Swellings on bail only hours before he killed Garry Newlove effectively had his hands tied, legal experts said last night.
Swellings appeared before Dr Ben John, 64, and two colleagues and admitted assault and obstructing a police officer.
Despite his record - 11 previous convictions, including assault - the JPs told Swellings, from Crewe, Cheshire, that he would be given a community service punishment when he was sentenced the following month.
That meant it would be unfair, under current legislation, to keep him in custody until then. The legislation says there must be "substantial grounds" for refusing bail.
Swellings - nicknamed Swellhead - was ordered to stay out of Warrington, where he was a known troublemaker.
But he ignored the condition and started the drinking and vandalism binge which resulted in his gang killing Mr Newlove.
PS: WHY NOT SEND THEM TO SIBERIA, LIKE THE GERMANS?
from ALLAN HALL in Berlin
A teenage tearaway has been banished to the wastes of Siberia in a crackdown on juvenile crime in Germany.
The violent 16-year-old has been sent on an "intensive educational experience" in a deal between his native city of Giessen and the tiny outpost of Sedelnikovoa.
In the middle of the Russian winter, where temperatures regularly plunge as low as minus 55c, he is living in a house without running water, central heating or even a toilet.
He has no access to TV, a telephone or the internet.
Giessen youth services chief Stefan Becker said: "If he doesn't hack wood, his place is cold. If he doesn't get water, he can't wash."
When he arrived for his nine-month exile, one of his first jobs was to dig an outside toilet.
The teenager, a persistent truant at home, also has to trudge nearly two miles to school every day.
Mr Becker said the move was a last resort after the "pathologically aggressive" binge-drinking teenager attacked his teachers following a string of other violent offences.
He said authorities wanted to remove the boy from "the stimuli of consumer culture" in Germany.
He added: "Things there are like we were 30 or 40 years ago".
The Siberian experiment means a new source of income for dirt-poor Sedelnikovoa, which is nearly 200 miles from the nearest city, Omsk.
The agreement is also a good deal for the German authorities. It is costing around £113 a day, about a third the price of keeping the teenager in a juvenile home in Germany. The boy is living with a German supervisor who speaks fluent Russian.
The tough punishment is certain to fuel the debate raging in Britain over how to curb the binge-drinking youth culture that has turned many town centres into no-go areas at night.