Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 79 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWCA Crim 1351
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Moore-Bick LJ, Goldring and Mackay JJ

Representation Andrew Oliver (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Charles Morgan (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 5 June 2008

Catchwords

Sentence - Custodial sentence - Dangerous offenders - Imprisonment for public protection - Conspiracy to inflict grievous bodily harm - Conspiracy to pervert course of justice - Whether sentence wrong in principle - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - s 225.

The Case

Sentence . Where the defendant had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to inflict grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and had been sentenced to imprisonment for public protection with a minimum term of 78 months for the offence of conspiracy to inflict grievous bodily harm, the judge had been entitled to pass a sentence of imprisonment for public protection. The sentence imposed was neither wrong in principle nor manifestly excessive.

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