Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 89 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWCA Crim 1395
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Moore-Bick LJ, Goldring and Mackay JJ

Representation Caroline Bonavia, solicitor advocate, (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the first defendant.
  Soraya Lawrence (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the second defendant.
  Greg Johnson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the third defendant.
  Elaine Stapleton (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the fourth defendant.
Judgment Dates: 3 June 2008

Catchwords

Sentence - Detention - Length of sentence - Robbery - Defendants entering shop and stealing money and other objects - Shop assistant subjected to violence - Whether sentences of three years' detention in a young offender institution manifestly excessive.

The Case

SentenceSentence DetentionAnti-social behaviour order. In the instant case, where the four defendants had robbed a supermarket, in which violence was used and threatened against the shopkeeper, the sentences imposed of three years' detention in a young offender institution were not manifestly excessive. However, having regard to the authorities, the anti-social behaviour orders imposed were unnecessary and would be quashed.

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