Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 164 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, David Steel and Goldring JJ

Representation Simon James (instructed by Maidments) for the offender.
  Crispin Aylett (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 23 January 2002


Sentencing - Rape - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

A sentence of eight years' imprisonment imposed upon an offender who pleaded guilty to rape was considered, on an application by the Attorney General to refer the sentence to the Court of Appeal, not to be unduly lenient.

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