Practice and Procedure

R v PAUL WHITE (2007)

PUBLISHED May 2, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 1141

An offender who had committed manslaughter by stabbing the victim in the leg during a drunken fight and had committed previous specified offences would nevertheless not pose a significant risk of serious harm where it was the first time he had committed serious harm, had not intended to do so and had resolved to put his drinking behind him.

CA (Crim Div) (Rix LJ, Ramsey J, Judge Stewart QC)