||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 437 (Jun)
|| EWCA Crim 1807
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Thomas LJ, Teare and King JJ
||Richard Bennett (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||James Robinson (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||3 June 2008
Sentence - Custodial sentence - Dangerous offenders - Rape - Defendant sentenced to imprisonment for public protection - Minimum term of six-and-a-half years imposed - Judge imposing sentence outside range recommended in sentencing guidelines - Judge failing to give reasons - Whether minimum term manifestly excessive.
Sentence Custodial sentence. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: The defendant's appeal against a minimum term of six-and-a-half years imposed for rape was reduced to five-and-a-half years in line with the sentencing guidelines.
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