||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 441 (Nov)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Kennedy LJ, Hughes and Keith JJ
||Paul Lambert (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||Stephen Morgan (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||30 November 2001
Sentencing - Life imprisonment - Life imprisonment for second serious offence - Whether defendant representing significant danger to public - Whether imposition of automatic life sentence justified - s 2.
The court upheld a sentence of life imprisonment imposed under s2 of the for a second serious offence because it assessed the defendant as representing a significant risk to the public for the purposes of that provision.
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