Practice and Procedure

R (on the application of RAYMOND WOOLLEY) v MINISTRY OF JUSTICE (2012)

PUBLISHED February 21, 2012

[2012] EWHC 295 (Admin)

There was no basis for interpreting the Prison Act 1952 s.49(2) as meaning that where a person had absconded from a sentence of imprisonment in the United Kingdom and had spent time in detention abroad pending his extradition, that time was to count towards his UK sentence unless there were exceptional reasons why it should not.

DC (Gross LJ, Irwin J)