Month: June 2017

June 21 2017

HM Inspectorate of Prisons criticises overnight detention of children

HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published a report on an unannounced inspection visit to police custody suites in the West Midlands. The report identified the reason most children who had been charged and refused bail remained in custody overnight was because appropriate alternative accommodation was not provided by the local authority. Details Section 38(6) Police […]

June 9 2017

Court of appeal judgment in Markham and Edwards

R v Markham & Edwards [2017] EWCA Crim 739 In June 2017, the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal against sentence and reduced the dismissed a challenge to a Crown Court decision to allow unrestricted reporting on two 15 year olds who had been found guilty of murder. Details The defendants’ appeal against sentence was […]