Practice and Procedure

R v SD (2013)

PUBLISHED April 23, 2013

[2013] EWCA Crim 731

A judge had erred in finding that a young offender presented a significant risk of serious harm to the public when imposing a sentence of detention for public protection for robbery and causing grievous bodily harm. The pre-sentence report and background information had not justified a finding of dangerousness.

CA (Crim Div) (Pitchford LJ, Roderick Evans J, Turner J)