Sentence – Young offender. The judge's approach could not be seriously criticised and the sentence passed of 9 years' detention in a young offender institution for manslaughter committed when he was 17 could not be described as manifestly excessive. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the defendant's appeal, rejected his contention that the judge had failed to give adequate weight to the overarching principles as set out in the guideline for children and young people.