||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 521 (Jul)
|| EWCA Crim 1916
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
May LJ, Cresswell J and Sir Richard Rougier
||Manjit Gill QC and Sashi Satyendra Jaisri (instructed by Blavo & Co) for the defendant.
||Julian Bevan QC and James Dawes (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||Jenni Richards (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Lord Chancellor's Department.
||31 July 2002
Sentencing - Hospital order - Psychiatric reports recommending hospital order as appropriate disposal - Excessive delay between conviction and disposal - Whether hospital order wrong in principle in circumstances.
A hospital order made following the consideration of psychiatric evidence was upheld as the appropriate order for a defendant convicted of possessing an offensive weapon and indecent assault notwithstanding that there had been an excessive delay between conviction and disposal.
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