Grave crime decision (12-14 year olds who are persistent offenders and 15-17 year olds) - 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 a sentence substantially beyond two years in custody should be available [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].