ABILITY OF CROWN COURT TO INCREASE DURATION OF ORDER ON RETRIAL

An indefinite sexual offences prevention order imposed after a retrial, after the original trial judge had imposed a five-year order, breached the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 Sch.2 para.2(1). Although such orders were not listed as “sentences” in s.50(1) of the Act, that list was not comprehensive and they fell within the subsection as orders made by a court when dealing with an offender.

[2009] EWCA Crim 1472