Hi, This doesn't really answer my question because it isn't relating to someone being guilty of previous convictions. It is about someone who is 50 years old now but I am accusing of offences that occurred when he was between 14 and 15 years old.
The CPS are saying he has to have been under 15 years old at the time of the offences, otherwise if under 15 he would still have been covered by the doli incapax rule. However, from what I have read on the internet it says that in 1977 / 1978 doli incapax only went up to a person's 14th birthday and not beyond. Which of these is correct?
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Hi Jo, thanks for that. Not really the news I was hoping for, but I am grateful for your clarification on that. Many thanks. It is very confusing for me as a non legal person because a lot of info on the internet says it only goes up to the 14th birthday. Even two lawyers at the CPS said that. Anyway, thanks for the clarification