R v Shanice Atkinson

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Shanice Atkinson
Issue: Whether a defendant detained under s2 Mental Health Act 1983 who pleaded guilty to assaults and criminal damage in hospital should have been allowed to re-open the pleas to raise self-defence; whether the convictions were safe.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   2020/01069/B3
Neutral Citation:   [2021] EWCA Crim 153
Judge(s): Simler LJ, Kerr and Freedman JJ
Date: 44238