R v Bala

Criminal law – Manslaughter. The defendant's appeal against a sentence of custody for life with a minimum term of four and a half years for manslaughter was dismissed. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that the case did not come within the situation likely to lead to the making a hospital order, under s 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983, together with a restriction order under s 41 of that Act.

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