||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 220 (Jul)
|| EWCA Crim 1139
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Treacy and Maddison JJ
||Adrian Reynolds (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for MV.
||Ian Way (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for D.
||Peter Walmsley (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||1 May 2008
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - First defendant pleading guilty to eight counts of child cruelty - Second defendant pleading guilty to six counts of child cruelty - Defendants sentenced to six years and eight months' imprisonment and seven years and six months' imprisonment respectively - Whether sentences manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. The defendants' total sentences of six years and eight months' imprisonment and seven years and six months' imprisonment, imposed in relation to numerous offences of child cruelty to which the defendants had pleaded guilty, could not be upheld on the basis of the failure to give an adequate reduction for the first defendant's early guilty plea and the excessive totality of the second defendant's sentence. Accordingly, by reducing the duration of some of the consecutive sentences comprising the defendants' overall sentence, the appropriate sentences to be served by MV and D were five years and six years respectively.
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