Practice and Procedure

R v DR (2012)

PUBLISHED October 26, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 3160

A judge had been correct to impose a sentence of detention for public protection upon a 17-year-old young offender who had slashed his friend's face with a knife, after a drugs dispute, causing cuts down to the bone. However, a notional determinate term of 16 years was too high; 14 years was more appropriate, leading to a minimum term of seven years.

CA (Crim Div) (Richards LJ, Roderick Evans J, Stuart-Smith J)