Grave crime decision (12-14 year olds who are persistent offenders and 15-17 year olds) - Committal for sentence

Committal for sentence (indication of guilty plea or following conviction in the youth court)

You [pleaded guilty to][have been found guilty of] ………… [insert offence(s)].

Bearing in mind the seriousness of the offence(s), we have decided that you should be sentenced at the Crown Court. Despite your age, we consider the matter so serious that a sentence substantially beyond two years in custody should be available [give reasons for this].

You are therefore committed to the Crown Court at ………… [specify which Crown Court] for sentence on [a date and time to be fixed by the Crown Court] [or specify date of hearing].

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