Re Rahman (application under para 3 of Sch 22 to the Criminal Justice Act 2003)

Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The offender, when aged 15 years, with his brother, had stabbed their sister's former boyfriend 40 times, for which he was convicted of murder and a minimum term of 14 years, less time spent on remand, had been imposed. The present proceedings concerned the review of the minimum term. The Administrative Court refused to recommend a reduction of the tariff, as the offender's very good progress was not such that it could cross the extremely high hurdle of exceptional and unforeseen.

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