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Tag: mental health

21 August 2020

R v Cleland: The consideration of a hospital order by the Court of Appeal with fresh evidence of a child’s autism

The Court of Appeal replaced the sentence of life detention for attempted murder imposed on a 16 year old (at the time of the offence) with a hospital and restriction order under section 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983 after fresh evidence was placed before the court that, at the time of the offence, the offender had been suffering from autistic spectrum disorder.