Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 326 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Potter LJ, Stanley Burnton J and The Recorder of Manchester

Representation Jason Sugarman (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 26 February 2001


Sentencing - Theft - Mitigating and aggravating features - Element of pre-planning - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

A sentence of eight months' detention in a young offender institution was reduced on appeal to one of six months on account of the defendant's personal mitigation, in particular his intention to embark upon a university education.

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