Practice and Procedure

R v M (2008)

PUBLISHED September 29, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 3329

A young offender convicted of offences of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon arising out of one incident, who had two previous cautions for totally different offences arising from another single incident, was not a "persistent offender" for the purposes of the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 s.100(2) . His sentence of a detention and training order should not have been passed and was quashed.

CA (Crim Div) (Hooper LJ, Silber J, MacDuff J)