Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 395 (Oct)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Davis J

Representation Karl Scholtz (instructed by Thomas Andrews & Partners, Wrexham) for the appellant.
  Peter Moss (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 25 October 2002

Catchwords

Criminal law - Sexual offence - Sex offender order - Definition of 'the latest date on which he has been convicted' - Crime and Disorder Act 1988, ss 2(1), 3(2).

The Case

On the true construction of ss2 and 3 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1988, the natural and ordinary meaning of 'relevant date' in the context of an application for a sex offenders order was clear: it had to be the 'latest date', that was, the date of the most recent conviction.

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