Practice and Procedure

W (Claimant) v WARRINGTON MAGISTRATES' COURT (Defendant) & CPS (Interested Party) (2009)

PUBLISHED June 30, 2009

[2009] EWHC 1538 (Admin)

A youth court had correctly exercised its discretion under the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 s.24 to summarily try a youth who had been charged at the age of 13 years with the attempted rape of an eight-year-old and the sexual assaults of a 5-year-old and a 13-year-old.

DC (Pill LJ, Cranston J)