Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of A) v (1) SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE (2) CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (2007)

PUBLISHED May 9, 2007

[2007] EWHC 1261 (Admin)

A police authority had been entitled to seek the prosecution of youths for criminal damage rather than issue them with a final warning as recommended by the relevant Home Office guidance, as it was not unreasonable, given the aggravating factors present in the case, to have concluded that there were exceptional circumstances to justify such a course of action.

DC (May LJ, Gray J)