||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 132 (Sep)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Elias LJ, Maddison and Burnett JJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Franco Tizzano (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||27 September 2011
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Defendant convicted of cruelty to a child and sentenced to two years' imprisonment - Whether judge erring in imposing custodial sentence - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, allowed an appeal by a defendant against a sentence of two years' imprisonment for cruelty to a child, on the basis that the defendant's age, maturity and abusive relationship amounted to significant mitigating factors and case fell towards the lower end of the sentencing range.
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