||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 142 (Sep)
|| EWCA Crim 2463
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Mitchell and Collins JJ
||Mark Styles (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||21 August 2003
Sentencing - Young offender - Detention - Mitigation - Medical condition - Defendant suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Defendant taking medication overdoses and alcohol - Effect on behaviour.
The defendant's sentence of five years' detention for an offence of aggravated burglary was manifestly excessive taking into account the impact of the defendant's level of medication on his medical state at the time he committed the offence.
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