R v Dean David Newman

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Dean David Newman
Issue: Whether an automatic life sentence had to be passed for a second serious offence by an offender who met the criteria for a hospital order under s37 Mental Health Act 1983.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   1999/2715/Z2
Judge(s): Lord Bingham CJ, Garland and Nelson JJ
Date: 18 January 2000