||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 14 (Oct)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Cresswell J and Judge Chapman
||Trevor Browne (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||2 October 2006
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Burglary - Defendant entering dwelling house of elderly victims - Defendant being sentenced to four years' imprisonment following conviction - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
In a case where a defendant, a career burglar, had been convicted of burglary of a dwelling home, the sentence of four years' imprisonment had not been manifestly excessive. Rather, in the light of the aggravating features in the instant case and, in particular, the fact that elderly victims had been present at the time of the offence as well as the fact that the defendant was a repeat offender, the sentence which had been passed had been in accordance with the authorities and had therefore been appropriate.
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary