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

Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The offender, when aged 16, had been involved in attacks on two men, which had resulted in the death of one and the wounding of the other, and a tariff of 13 years 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 none of the possible reasons for doing so were met.