||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 10 (Jan)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Nelson J and the Recorder of Cardiff
||Amanda Denton (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||11 January 2007
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered - Whether judge affording insufficient credit for guilty plea - Whether insufficient account taken of personal mitigation - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Where the defendant had pleaded guilty to arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered, having lit a match and then set light to a discarded settee in the foyer of the block of flats where she lived, endangering the life of the residents of block, the sentence of three years' imprisonment was entirely appropriate. The defendant's mitigation including her low level of intellect, her early plea of guilty and lack of previous convictions were considered but nevertheless the offence was of a serious nature.
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