New sentencing guidelines target young knife criminals who film offences

New sentencing guidelines target young knife criminals who film offences
 

Offenders in a group or gang when carrying a blade could also be handed more severe penalties.
The scenarios are among a number of "aggravating factors" for judges and magistrates to take into account when sentencing defendants convicted of possessing a bladed article or offensive weapon in public, or of using one to make threats.
New draft guidelines are being published by the Sentencing Council to take into account a number of changes in the law and court judgements.
The proposals do not cover offences where a knife or other weapon is actually used to harm a victim, nor the use... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 49
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