Practice and Procedure

R v R (2006)

PUBLISHED November 29, 2006

[2006] EWCA Crim 3184

Where a defendant had crossed the relevant age threshold between the commission of the offence and the date of conviction, the starting point for the court in sentencing was how that particular defendant would have been sentenced at the date of the offence. In the instant case, a supervision order of 12 months was appropriate in the case of a 14-year-old girl who had pleaded guilty to wounding with intent after stabbing a fellow pupil who had bullied her.

CA (Crim Div) (Gage LJ, Calvert-Smith J, Judge Warwick McKinnon)