Practice and Procedure

R v (1) JQ (2) BW (3) IC (2012)

PUBLISHED January 18, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 296

An armed robbery undertaken by three young offenders, aged 13 and 14, amounted to such a serious crime that rehabilitation orders were not suitable. Detention and training orders were not available because the offenders were not persistent offenders. The situation was an exceptional one which justified the application of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 s.91.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Hickinbottom J, Judge Warwick McKinnon (Recorder of Croydon))