Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 413 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2001] EWCA Crim 3048
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

May LJ, Goldring and Gross JJ

Representation Michael Bagley (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 20 December 2001


Sentencing - Theft - Aggravating and mitigating factors - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Where the defendant pleaded guilty to theft, after being caught pickpocketing a wallet from a 65-year-old man, and sentenced to 27 months' imprisonment, to three months' imprisonment for a Bail Act offence and re-sentenced to six months' imprisonment in substitution for a probation order, all to be served consecutively, it was held that none of the sentences were manifestly excessive, except in so far as the six months in substitution for the probation order should have been concurrent not consecutive. To that extent the appeal would be allowed.

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