Practice and Procedure

R v X (2012)

PUBLISHED July 17, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1610

A young offender was correctly committed to Crown Court for offences of arson and criminal damage but the sentence of four years' detention, with an extended licence period of three years, was inappropriate given the offender's age. A determinate sentence of two years and six months was substituted.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir John Thomas (President), Walker J, Openshaw J)