EWCA Crim 2314
When sentencing a 17-year-old offender, a judge had failed to give him the opportunity to put forward evidence that his basis of plea was a tenable version of events. The imposition of an 18-month detention and training order for affray, actual bodily harm and criminal damage was manifestly excessive in the circumstances. In view of his age and personal mitigation, a youth rehabilitation order was appropriate.
CA (Crim Div) (Aikens LJ, Smith J, Judge Rook QC)