Practice and Procedure

R v JODIE B (2001)

PUBLISHED June 12, 2001

[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)