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

Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The offender, then aged 17 years, had taken part, with two others, in an unprovoked attack on a man, which had resulted in his death, for which a minimum term of 15 years had been imposed. The present proceedings concerned the review of the minimum term. The Administrative Court held that the offender had clearly made exceptional progress in prison which could not have been foreseen when he had been sentenced and had earned the maximum reduction conventionally allowed of two years.

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