R v Moses Edward Belford

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Moses Edward Belford
Issue: The proper sentence for an unprovoked attack by a person with schizophrenia who had not been taking medication and was responding to a paranoid delusion at the time; whether time spent detained in hospital under s3 Mental Health Act 1983 should count towards the sentence; whether it was appropriate to suspend the sentence.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   2000/4553/Y5
Judge(s): Roch LJ, Rougier and Gray JJ
Date: 17 October 2000