Practice and Procedure

R v MARK SHORT (2011)

PUBLISHED June 8, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 1527

A judge had been wrong to impose sentences of detention for public protection upon a 19-year-old offender guilty of robbery and grievous bodily harm. Given the offender's age, a positive reference and the possibility that he might gain maturity, extended sentences would have protected the public and met the justice of the case.

CA (Crim Div) (Hughes LJ (Vice President), Maddison J, Supperstone J)