13 YEAR OLD VICTIM

On an Attorney-General’s reference the court could not pass a sentence merely to enable eligibility for the pilot Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder scheme (DSPD) at Broadmoor hospital. However, a total sentence of three years for abduction, indecent assault on a 13 year old girl and possession of a firearm was unduly lenient and a sentence of eight years was appropriate.

[2003] EWCA Crim 1824