R (on the application of I) v Wood Green Crown Court

Criminal law – Bail. The claimant was charged with grievously bodily harm with intent and threatening a person with a blade. He was denied bail at the Youth Court and appealed to the Crown Court. The Crown Court judge refused bail and the claimant applied for judicial review. Allowing the claim and quashing the decision to refuse bail upon stringent conditions, the Administrative Court held that in the instant case the reasons given by the judge for refusing bail could not have reasonably been relied upon to deny C bail. The judge had taken into account matters which ought not to have been taken into account at all.

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