R v Ivo Adam Venturi

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
CourtCourt of Criminal Appeal
JudgeLORD JUSTICE WINN,LORD JUSTICE JINN
Judgment Date19 Dec 1966
Judgment citation (vLex)[1966] EWCA Crim J1219-3
Docket NumberNo. 3052/66

[1966] EWCA Crim J1219-3

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

CRIMINAL DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice

Before:

Lord Justice Winn

Mr. Justice Lawton

and

Mr. Justice James

No. 3052/66

Regina
and
Ivo Adam Venturi

MR. P. TURL appeared as Counsel for the Appellant.

LORD JUSTICE WINN
1

Venturi, I need not dwell on this case of yours; the Court, when they had it before them before, expressed the view that your behaviour has been quite disgraceful and that you have shown no kind of sense as to how fights should be conducted — fair fights. It is appreciated that although you have been in this country for most of your life, you came here when you were three, you may not yet fully have appreciated the way English people fight, and this wounding that you are guilty of is a very grave offence indeed.

2

However, having regard to your age, having regard to the background of your family (which is excellent) and the care that you can count on from them, and your educational opportunities, the Court is prepared to set aside the sentence passed upon you and substitute a Probation Order — if you are willing to be put on Probation. Do you understand what that means? It means this: that for a period of 3 years from the date when you were previously sentenced, which was the 29th September of this year at the Central Criminal Court, if you are of good behaviour in all respects and do not commit any offence during that period, and if you attend this Kingsway College of Further Education — unless your Probation Officer thinks that the time has come for you to give up your studies there — and if you live at home — unless the Probation Officer thinks it better for you to go somewhere else — then you will hear no more about this conviction. If, on the other hand, you do not, so behave yourself, then you villi be brought back to the Court again and sentenced for the offence that you committed. Do you understand?

3

THE APPELLANT: Yes.

LORD JUSTICE WINN
4

Very well. Are you willing to bo so bound — so put on Probation?

5

THE APPELLANT: Yes, sir.

LORD JUSTICE WINN
6

Mr. Hornung, we are very grateful to you. We can discharge him into your care now.

7

May I mention the legal aid certificate; it is a legal aid certificate for counsel only. I have, in fact, had the benefit of a solicitor who did a...

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