R v Westwood [2020] EWCA Crim 598

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Successful s45A appeal "In the circumstances of this case there was a sound reason for departing from the need to impose a sentence with a "penal element". In view of the low level of the appellant's "retained responsibility", the likelihood that for the rest of his life he will need psychiatric treatment and supervision that can most effectively be provided through orders under sections 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act, and the likely advantages in this case of the regime for and on his release under such orders when compared to an order under section 45A, we consider that that is the right disposal here."

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Date: 6/3/20🔍

Court: Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)🔍

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Published: 7/5/20 21:54

Cached: 2020-08-09 04:58:08