Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 89 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Cresswell and Goldring JJ

Representation Kim Jenkins (instructed by Bretherton & Co) for the offender.
  Jonathan Laidlaw (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 17 January 2002


Sentencing - Robbery - Deliberate targeting of elderly victims - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

A sentence of nine years and six months' imprisonment imposed upon an offender who pleaded guilty to robbery was considered, on a reference by the Attorney General to the Court of Appeal, to be unduly lenient. A discretionary life sentence was substituted.

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