||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 412 (Dec)
|| EWCA Crim 3059
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge Maddison and Sir Richard Tucker
||Thomas MacKinnon (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||14 December 2001
Sentencing - Putting a person in fear of violence - Custodial sentence - Events underlying offence including actual violence and threat of arson - Defendant having new domestic commitments - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
In all the circumstances, a sentence of two years' imprisonment for an offence of putting a person in fear of violence was excessive, notwithstanding that the first of the two events that gave rise to the offence involved direct physical violence, and the second involved a threat to burn the victim's house down. Accordingly, a sentence of 18 months' imprisonment would be substituted.
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