Practice and Procedure

R v JAMES DENYS (2009)

PUBLISHED July 31, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1817

A detention for public protection with a minimum term of two years imposed on a 17-year-old boy following his guilty pleas to wounding with intent and assault occasioning actual bodily harm was quashed as the judge had misunderstood the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and had failed to consider an extended sentence. A total extended sentence of six years' detention with a custodial term of four years and an extended licence period of two years was appropriate.

CA (Crim Div) (Richards LJ, Cranston J, Judge Bevan QC)