Practice and Procedure

R v G (2006)

PUBLISHED December 11, 2006

[2006] EWCA Crim 3277

An extended sentence of seven years, consisting of a custodial term of two years and an extension period of five years, was substituted for a sentence of detention for public protection where a young offender had been convicted of arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered and simple arson. The sentencing judge had omitted to specifically consider the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.226(1) and s.228(1) to s.228(4)(a), which suggested that he had not considered the possibility of imposing an extended sentence.

CA (Crim Div) (Latham LJ, Mitting J, Teare J)