Practice and Procedure

R v C (2008)

PUBLISHED October 22, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 2691

A sentence of detention for public protection with a minimum term of two years imposed for attempted rape was manifestly excessive as the offender was only 16, was of previous good character and had pleaded guilty at the earliest point. The sentence was replaced with one of three years' detention.

CA (Crim Div) (Richards J, Swift J DBE, Sir Charles Gray)