Practice and Procedure

R v MALCOLM R (2010)

PUBLISHED January 27, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 174

A judge had been correct to determine that an offender convicted of child rape was dangerous and to impose a sentence of life imprisonment, even though at the time of sentence the offender was effectively blind. The offender already had severely impaired vision at the time of the offending, and a sentence for public protection would not have properly reflected the public's revulsion nor the offender's depraved criminality.

CA (Crim Div) (Pill LJ, Bennett J, Field J)