R v Baldwin (Kara) [2021] 4 WLR 73

“The case concerned whether a sentence of immediate detention in a Young Offender Institution, imposed on a vulnerable and immature 18 year old, was wrong in principle or manifestly excessive. It prompted the court to discuss the proper application of a succession of Sentencing Council Guidelines dealing variously with young offenders, offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders or neurological impairments and offences involving domestic violence. And as regards domestic abuse, the court considered specifically the relevance of the gender of the offender and whether there is any material difference between such violence perpetrated by women against men rather by men against women …”

ADDED Monday 26th July 2021