R v Stefan Martens

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Stefan Martens
Issue: Whether a custodial sentence together with a hospital direction under s45A Mental Health Act 1983 was proper when the medical evidence supported orders under ss37/41 of the 1983 Act in light, inter alia, of evidence that the offending would not have happened but for the mental disorder and that the defendant’s mental health would deteriorate if he was transferred to prison.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   2014/5823/A2
Neutral Citation:   [2015] EWCA Crim 1645
Judge(s): McCombe LJ, Jeremy Baker and Lewis JJ
Date: 21 July 2015