Practice and Procedure

R v P (2004)

PUBLISHED February 3, 2004

[2004] EWCA Crim 287

A sentence of four years' detention was manifestly excessive and would be reduced to three years as the judge had not expressly given credit for the defendant's guilty pleas, youth and history. An anti-social behaviour order, suspended until release, would be quashed as there was nothing to suggest it was necessary to protect the public at a future date given the defendant would serve a custodial sentence and then be released on licence for a period of one year.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Woolf of Barnes LCJ, Richards J, Henriques J)