||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 371 (Feb)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Kay LJ, Forbes J and Judge Rant QC
||Paul Cliff (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||1 February 2001
Sentencing - Arson being reckless as to whether life would be endangered - Custodial sentence - Defendant suffering from chronic mood disorder - Whether sentence appropriate.
A balance had to be struck between the need to punish and deter on one hand and the possibility of rehabilitating a defendant on the other hand. In the instant case, the defendant's medical condition could have had a bearing on his mental state and the custodial sentence would be quashed and a probation order substituted.
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