Practice and Procedure

R V PAUL E (1999)

PUBLISHED November 23, 1999

A sentence of life imprisonment imposed on a 14-year-old boy for a number of arson-related offences committed on one night was wrong in principle and manifestly excessive. It would accordingly be substituted with a sentence of three years' imprisonment.

CA (Crim Div) (Waller LJ, Johnson J, Latham J)