Practice and Procedure

R v (1) H (2) N (2009)

PUBLISHED July 30, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1453

A young offender who had been sentenced to a 12-month detention and training order for violent disorder contrary to the Public Order Act 1986 s.2(1) had his sentence quashed and replaced with a 12-month supervision order with a condition of 25 days of specified activities. He possessed a good school record and was studying for professional qualifications and A-levels, and the court was minded that a loss of liberty would impede his progress towards a profession.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Rafferty J, Cranston J)