||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 08 (Jun)
|| EWCA Crim 1222
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Elias LJ, Eady J and The Recorder of Liverpool
||Richard Hunt (instructed by Barrett Nelligan Solicitors Ltd) for the defendant.
||1 June 2012
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Defendant convicted of sexual assault, administering a substance with intent (substance offence) and theft - Defendant being sentenced to imprisonment for public protection - On basis of total determinate sentence of 12 years' imprisonment, minimum term specified six years' imprisonment - Defendant appealing against sentence - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing the defendant's appeal against sentence for sexual assault, administering a substance with intent and theft, held that the minimum term of six years specified in relation to a sentence of imprisonment for public protection was too long. Accordingly, the minimum term of six years would be quashed and minimum term of 54 months would be substituted.
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