[2001] EWCA Crim 1479

A sentence of 21 months' detention in a young offender institution for arson being reckless about whether life was endangered where the appellant was suffering from post-natal depression and had intended to kill herself was wrong in principle and was quashed and substituted with a twelve-month community rehabilitation order.

CA (Crim Div) (Laws LJ, Sir Oliver Popplewell, Judge Goddard QC)


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