Practice and Procedure

RE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.6 OF 2009) sub nom R v DR (2009)

PUBLISHED March 17, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 1132

A community order comprising 18 months' supervision, 100 hours' unpaid work and a six-month curfew imposed on an offender following his guilty pleas to wounding with intent and having an offensive weapon in a public place was unduly lenient. If a person took a knife out into the streets and used it, custody was inevitable.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Penry-Davey J, Judge Radford)