Practice and Procedure


PUBLISHED September 26, 2011

Deferment of sentence - Exercise of power of deferment - Wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm Attorney General's Reference (No 62 of 2011); R v Johnson: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division (Lord Justice Pitchford, Mrs Justice Cox and Mr Justice Cranston (judgment delivered extempore)): 13 September 2011 The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held, on a reference by the attorney general, that the deferment of a sentence of a young offender suffering from depression, who had taken a knife to the scene and had stabbed the victim, was unduly lenient. A sentence of 18 months' detention in a young offenders institution. read more