Appeal against detention in young offender institution successful because of a new construction of s.53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 which allowed detention of under two years in a place other than a young offender institution. Guidance given on exercise of discretion under new construction.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Bingham of Cornhill LCJ, Brian Smedley J, Thomas J)

06/05/1998

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