In forming an opinion in respect of the passing of a community sentence1, the court must take into account any information about the offender which is before it2.
A court must obtain and consider a pre-sentence report3 before:
(1) in the case of a custodial sentence4, forming an opinion5 in connection with sentencing as to the seriousness of the offence or the necessity of passing a custodial sentence or extended sentence for reasons of public protection6; or
(2) in the case of a community sentence, forming an opinion in accordance with the statutory provisions concerning the imposition of community sentences,
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