Practice and Procedure

R V T : R V K (2000)

PUBLISHED December 8, 2000

No purely summary offence could be tried on indictment unless the restricted circumstances of s.40 Criminal Justice Act 1988 were met. A magistrates' court should not transfer a child defendant to the Crown court for trial unless the Director of Public Prosecutions could conclude that a magistrates' court would be likely to have found that the requirements of s.24 Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 were met, and a statement to that effect should be included in the transfer notice.

CA (Crim Div) (Kay LJ, Silber J, Judge Mellor)