872. Power of a youth court to make a hospital order.

872.     Power of a youth court to make a hospital order.

The youth court1 is a magistrates' court2 and as such the statutory framework for dealing with defendants suffering from a mental disorder in a magistrates' court3 also applies to youth courts4. Consequently a youth court may consider making a hospital order without convicting a defendant5.

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872     Power of a youth court to make a hospital order

note 5—CrimPR 37.3 now Criminal Procedure Rules 2020, SI 2020/759, r 24.3.