Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of G) v BURNLEY MAGISTRATES COURT (2007)

PUBLISHED April 24, 2007

[2007] EWHC 1033 (Admin)

A youth court's decision to decline jurisdiction and commit youths charged with an offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 s.13 to the Crown Court for trial was manifestly wrong as there was no real prospect of the imposition of a custodial sentence of over two years in length.

DC (Gage LJ, Rafferty J)