Practice and Procedure

R v L (2012)

PUBLISHED June 1, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1336

A young offender could not be characterised as a "persistent offender" where he had been involved in three robberies, committed on a single occasion, and had two previous reprimands. The judge had therefore erred by imposing a detention and training order upon him.

CA (Crim Div) (Hallett LJ, Calvert Smith J, Maddison J)