Regina v Frost: CACD 8 Jan 2001

When a court was considering whether exceptional circumstances might exist which would justify not imposing an automatic life sentence on a second conviction for a serious offence of violence, the court was entitled to take into account an anomaly regarding the status of the previous conviction. There was no requirement when the considering whether such exceptional circumstances existed, to be sure that the defendant did not pose any significant risk. The exceptional circumstances existed independently of the existence of such a risk.


Times 08-Jan-2001


England and Wales

Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 05 August 2022; Ref: scu.88461