National Probation Service v Blackfriars Crown Court and others

Sentence – Community order. On the plain reading of s 200 of, and para 20 of Sch 8 to, the Criminal Justice Act 2003, a court, which had made a community order imposing an unpaid work requirement, had the power to extend the period during which the work had to be performed after the end date specified in the order as the date by which all the requirements in the order had to have been complied with (pursuant to CJA 2003 s 177). The Divisional Court so ruled in allowing the National Probation Board's appeal by case stated.

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