Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 521 (Jul)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 1916
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

May LJ, Cresswell J and Sir Richard Rougier

Representation 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.
Judgment Dates: 31 July 2002

Catchwords

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.

The Case

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.

Practice Areas

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