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210 Consideration of time spent in custody.S

(1)A court, in passing a sentence of imprisonment or detention on a person for an offence, shall—

(a)in determining the period of imprisonment or detention, have regard to any period of time spent in custody by the person on remand awaiting trial or sentence, or spent in custody awaiting extradition to the United Kingdom [F1otherwise than from a category 1 territory] [F2, or spent in hospital awaiting trial or sentence by virtue [F3of an assessment order, a treatment order or an interim compulsion order or by virtue] of an order made under section F4. . . 200 of this Act];

(b)specify the date of commencement of the sentence; and

(c)if the person—

(i)has spent a period of time in custody on remand awaiting trial or sentence; or

(ii)is an extradited prisoner [F5who was extradited to the United Kingdom otherwise than from a category 1 territory], [F6; or

(iii)has spent a period of time in hospital awaiting trial or sentence by virtue [F7of an assessment order, a treatment order or an interim compulsion order or by virtue] of an order made under section F4. . . 200 of this Act,]

and the date specified under paragraph (b) above is not earlier than the date on which sentence was passed, state its reasons for not specifying an earlier date [F8so however that a period of time spent both in custody on remand and, by virtue of section 47(1) of the Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003 [F9or regulation 20 or 54 of the Criminal Justice (European Investigation Order) Regulations 2017], abroad is not for any reason to be discounted in a determination under paragraph (a) above or specification under paragraph (b) above].

[F10(1A)Subsection (1B) applies where—

(a)a court is passing a sentence of imprisonment or detention on a person for an offence, and

(b)the person is an extradited prisoner who was extradited to the United Kingdom from a category 1 territory.

(1B)The court shall specify—

(a)the period of time spent in custody awaiting extradition, and

(b)the date of commencement of the sentence in accordance with subsection (1C).

(1C)The date of commencement of the sentence is to be a date the relevant number of days earlier than the date the sentence would have commenced had the person not spent time in custody awaiting extradition.

(1D)In subsection (1C), “the relevant number of days” means the number of days in the period specified under subsection (1B)(a).]

(2)A prisoner is an extradited prisoner for the purposes of this section if—

(a)he was tried for the offence in respect of which his sentence of imprisonment was imposed—

(i)after having been extradited to the United Kingdom; and

(ii)without having first been restored to the state from which he was extradited or having had an opportunity of leaving the United Kingdom; and

(b)he was for any period in custody while awaiting such extradition.

[F11(2A)In this section, “category 1 territory” means a territory designated under the Extradition Act 2003 for the purposes of Part 1 of that Act.]

F12(3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F2Words in s. 210(1) inserted (1.8.1997) by 1997 c. 48, s. 12(a); S.I. 1997/1712, art. 3, Sch. (subject to arts. 4, 5)

F3Words in s. 210(1)(a) inserted (5.10.2005) by Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (asp 13), ss. 331(1),333(2)-(4), {Sch. 4 para. 8(14)(a)}; S.S.I. 2005/161, art. 3

F5Words in s. 210(1)(c)(ii) substituted (21.7.2014) by Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (c. 12), ss. 172(2)(b), 185(1) (with ss. 21, 33, 42, 58, 75, 93); S.I. 2014/1916, art. 2(q)

F6S. 210(1)(c)(iii) and the preceding word ";or" inserted (1.8.1997) by 1997 c. 48, s. 12(b); S.I. 1997/1712, art. 3, Sch. (subject to arts. 4, 5)

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