Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of C) (Claimant) v STRATFORD MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE (Interested party) (2012)

PUBLISHED January 19, 2012

A magistrates' court had acted perversely in ordering a pre-sentence report which excluded the possibility of custody in respect of a 16-year-old guilty of assault and causing harassment, alarm or distress. The magistrates' court had taken a perverse view of provocation and had not followed the relevant sentencing guidelines.

QBD (Admin) (Ouseley J) 19/1/2012