Regina v Reynolds: CACD 1 Nov 2000

When a court wanted to consider making a restriction order under the Act, it could not do so without some medical evidence which could be used to justify such a restriction. Here it was accepted that the defendant did suffer from a mental disorder induced or exacerbated by the overuse of cannabis, and in appropriate circumstances the court could act upon verbal evidence given to it. It could still not act to impose a hospital order under the section without any such evidence or opinion in favour of restriction.


Times 01-Nov-2000


Mental Health Act 1983 41(1)

Health, Criminal Sentencing

Updated: 15 May 2022; Ref: scu.85456