||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 44 (Oct)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Hughes LJ, Owen and Thirlwall JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Stephen Leslie QC (instructed by Charles Simmons) for the offender.
||Simon Denison QC (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
||7 October 2010
Sentence - Custodial sentence - Seriousness of offence - Offender lying to police to protect partner involved in contract killing - Offender convicted of perverting the course of public justice - Suspended sentence being imposed - Whether sentence unduly lenient.
Sentence Custodial sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, on a reference by the Attorney General, quashed a suspended sentence and imposed a custodial sentence of 18 months' imprisonment on an offender who had been convicted of perverting the course of public justice in relation to a contract killing.
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