873. Committal by magistrates' court to Crown Court for restriction order.

When a magistrates' court1 is dealing with an offender of 14 years or over, where the conditions2 for making a hospital order3 are satisfied but it appears to the court, having regard to the nature of the offence, the antecedents of the offender and the risk of his committing further offences if set at large, that if a hospital order is made then a restriction order should also be made, the court may, instead of making a hospital order or dealing with the offender in any other manner, commit him in custody