A TEEN thug caged over a murder bid attack got a girl of 16 pregnant inside a children’s secure unit.
Care watchdogs launched an investigation following the illicit romp at the facility near Glasgow, which houses some of Scotland’s most dangerous youngsters.
The lad, 17 — who cannot be named — is serving five years for his role in a brutal gang assault on Rhys Reynolds in Musselburgh, East Lothian.
A source said of the brute’s tryst: “No one can understand how this was allowed to happen. He was sent to the unit as a punishment — not to have a good time.
“He is supposed to be being punished for committing a terrible crime, not living it up and getting romantic with some girl. It’s staggering that the boy has managed to get a girl pregnant while he is supposed to be serving time.”
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The unit houses kids aged 11-18 with social, emotional and behavioural issues from across the UK.
It is understood the dad-to-be will be moved to Polmont young offenders institute, near Falkirk, to serve the remainder of his sentence.
The baby is believed to be due early in the new year.
A Care Inspectorate spokesman said: “We were notified of an incident of concern in June and have been in close contact.
“We are satisfied that the service has investigated this appropriately.”
And Caroline Sinclair, of East Dunbartonshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “Any child concerns raised with us would always be rigorously investigated, in line with our agreed procedures.”
Rhys, then 26, was chased by a gang of six following a disturbance outside a flat on Hogmanay 2018.
He suffered 36 injuries — including bleeding to the brain and facial fractures — as he was repeatedly punched, kicked and stamped in the attack with knives and weapons.
Judge Gordon Liddle branded the beating “cowardly and vicious” after the gang was nailed in 2019.
Passing sentence at the High Court in Edinburgh, he said: “Eyewitnesses repeatedly said they thought Rhys Reynolds was going to die.
“He is fortunate to be alive. What you have done is an outrage.”
The six men were locked up for a total of 47 years but had their sentences cut on appeal this year.
Bosses at the secure unit said they had “no comment to make”.
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