Practice and Procedure

R v S (2009)

PUBLISHED June 23, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1465

Whilst a judge was not bound to accept the opinion of a probation officer that a young offender convicted of wounding with intent should not be sentenced to an extended sentence or detention for public protection, there had to be cogent reasons for departing from that opinion.

CA (Crim Div) (Keene LJ, Dobbs J DBE, Recorder of Nottingham)