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R V TERRENCE GEORGE WATKINS (2002)

PUBLISHED April 26, 2002
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[2002] EWCA Crim 1014

It was vital for judges passing automatic life sentences to assess the determinate sentence and make the appropriate recommendation in open court. Whether an offender constituted an unacceptable risk to the public had to be considered at the time the sentence was passed and not at the time when the matter came before the Court of Appeal.

CA (Crim Div) (Waller LJ, Pitchers J, Judge Crawford QC)

26/04/2002

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