Grave crime decision (10-11 year olds and 12-14 year olds who are not persistent offenders) - Sending for trial

Sending for trial (indication of not guilty plea or no plea indicated)

You are charged with ………… [insert offence(s)].

Bearing in mind the seriousness of the offence(s), we have decided that you should be dealt with at the Crown Court. Despite your age, we consider the matter so serious that if you were to be found guilty of this offence, a sentence exceeding two years in custody is a real possibility [give reasons for this].

You are therefore sent to the Crown Court at ………… [specify which Crown Court] for trial on ………… [specify date of hearing].

In the meantime you are ………… [insert remand details].