||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 79 (May)
|| EWCA Crim 3368
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
May LJ, Beatson J and Sir Charles Mantell
||Christopher Rees (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||6 December 2004
Sentencing - Harassment - Custodial sentence - Duration of sentence manifestly excessive - , s 4.
Where the defendant was sentenced, inter alia, to one year's imprisonment for an offence of harassment contrary to s4 of the having regard to relevant authorities, the circumstances of the instant case were of a sort where a custodial sentence in the nature of a short sharp shock was appropriate. The sentence of one year's imprisonment was, accordingly, quashed and substituted with a sentence of six months' imprisonment.
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