||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 551 (Jul)
|| EWCA Crim 2243
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Scott Baker LJ, Henriques J and The Recorder of Bristol
||Alan Pardoe QC (instructed by Nita Tinn, Anglian Water Services) for the defendant.
||The prosecutor appeared in person.
||Mark Harris (instructed by Anne Brosnan, Environment Agency) for the Environment Agency as an intervener.
||31 July 2003
Sentencing - Sentencing principles - Fine - Level of fine - Offence of strict liability - Relevant considerations - Culpability.
The defendant company's fine of 200,000 for an offence contrary to s85(3) of the was manifestly excessive in the circumstances.
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