549. Sentencing on committal for sentence.

Where an offender is committed by a magistrates' court for sentence1 for an either-way matter the Crown Court must inquire into the circumstances of the case and may deal with the offender in any manner in which it could deal with him if he had just been convicted of the offence on indictment before the court2.

Where a magistrates' court commits a person to be dealt with by a Crown Court in respect of certain additional offences which are summary only3, the Crown Court may, after inquiring into the circumstances of the case, deal with him in any way in