IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE
HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
COURT OF APPEAL
Coram: Power, V.-P. and Stuart-Moore, J.A.
Date of Hearing: 1 April 1998
Date of Judgment: 1 April 1998
J U D G M E N T
Stuart-Moore, J.A. (giving the judgment of the Court):
1. On 4th December 1997, the Applicant pleaded guilty in the District Court to a charge of attempted robbery. Judge Line ordered a trainingcentre report before making an order that the Applicant, then aged 20, should be detained in a training centre. The Applicant nowseeks leave to appeal against this order and has asked the court to consider making a prison sentence rather than sending him tothe training centre.
2. The Applicant came before the District Court as a drug addict who had previously been placed on probation for possession of dangerousdrugs. He was in breach of probation as a result of this case and he was ordered, for the breach to go to a drug addiction treatmentcentre.
3. This present offence involved an attempt by two young men to rob a 19-year old woman of her necklace in a lift on a housing estate.When the Applicant, D1 at trial, was arrested on the day after his offence he admitted his guilt. D2 was sentenced to two years’imprisonment for this offence.
4. The judge, in passing sentence on the Applicant, said:
5. We need only say that we entirely agree with the sentiments expressed by the judge.
6. This application is dismissed.
Mr. Wesley W.C. Wong, S.A.D.P.P. (Ag.) for D.P.P./Respondent
Applicant in person.