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Tag: Custody

1 August 2016

Unlawful to sentence children to longer than adults

B v Leeds Crown Court and another [2016] EWHC 1230 (Admin) In this successful case stated, the High Court confirmed it is unlawful to impose a longer sentence on a child than the maximum sentence available for an adult in similar circumstances. The case reaffirms the principle in the Overarching Principles for Sentencing Youths that generally a child should be dealt with less severely than an adult offender.