|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 102 (Aug)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division|
Davis LJ, Treacy and Slade JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
|Representation||Pete Weatherby QC (instructed by David Gray Solicitors LLP, Newcastle) for the defendant.|
|Roderick Hunt (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.|
|Judgment Dates:||15 August 2012|
Sentence - Custodial sentence - Dangerous offenders - Defendant committing offences involving violence - Defendant being sentenced separately for offences - Sentencing judges imposing life imprisonment with a minimum term - Medical evidence subsequently showing defendant suffering psychotic mental illness prior to committing offences - Defendant appealing sentence - Defendant submitting more appropriate to impose hospital order - Whether life imprisonment should be substituted by a hospital order.