Practice and Procedure

R v T (2011)

PUBLISHED September 16, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 2345

A judge had been wrong to withhold credit for a guilty plea in the case of a young offender who had caused grievous bodily harm to a stranger. Although applying a discount would have meant imposing an 18-month detention and training order instead of a 24-month order, there had been no justification for departing from the general principle that an offender was to be given discount for his guilty plea.

CA (Crim Div) (Pitchford LJ, Wilkie J, Holroyde J)