Eight months detention in a young offender institution was reduced on appeal to three months as this was more appropriate given the defendant's youth, his guilty plea and the apparently small amount of ketamine that he possessed. A lack of judicial knowledge on ketamine meant that no precedent as sentencing guidelines could arise from this case.

CA (Crim Div) (Mantell LJ, Holman J, Judge David Clarke QC)

24/10/2000

0 comments… add one

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to toolbar