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R v Goucher [2011] EWCA Crim 2473

On appeal, the restriction order was quashed: the judge had applied the correct test (whether it was necessary to protect the public from serious harm) but, as confirmed by a psychiatric report prepared for the appeal, he had got the answer wrong. [Summary based on All ER (D) report.]

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R v Goucher [2011] EWCA Crim 2473

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Date: 20/10/11

Before: Hughes LJ, Cranston and Hickinbottom JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

John Lockhurst (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.

Henry Hughes (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.

Citations

R v Groucher (2011) All ER (D) 164 (Oct)

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