An eight-month detention and training order imposed on a young offender following his guilty plea to an offence of domestic burglary was fully justified subject to one point: the judge had failed to take account of an 86-day period the offender had spent on bail under an electronic curfew, pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.240A. The sentence was accordingly set aside and replaced by a six-month detention and training order.

CA (Crim Div) (McCombe LJ, Bean J, Openshaw J)


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