||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 61 (Feb)
|| EWCA Crim 283
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Aikens LJ, Irwin J and the Common Sergeant (judgment delivered extempore)
||Charles Sherrard (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||4 February 2011
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Possessing Class A drug with intent to supply - Defendant sentenced to four years' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, quashed a sentence of four years' imprisonment imposed on a defendant, a former cocaine addict, who had pleaded guilty to possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply, and substituted it with a community order, with restrictions, where there was clear evidence of the defendant's progress and commitment to turn his life around.
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