Practice and Procedure

RE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.11 OF 2008) sub nom R v W (2008)

PUBLISHED April 30, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 1149

A sentence of a three-year supervision order imposed on a 17-year-old for offences of sexual assault on a child under 13 and causing a child to engage in sexual activity was not unduly lenient, as the long-term need for public protection required appropriate intervention that would not be provided by the imposition of a detention and training order.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir Igor Judge (President QB), Aikens J, Swift J)