Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 347 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 329
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Mantell LJ, Bennett J and Judge Stephens QC

Representation Ian McMeekin (instructed by Johns Knowles Warburton, Stockport) for the offender.
  David Thomas (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 31 January 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Supplying a Class A drug - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

A community and punishment and rehabilitation order imposed upon an 18-year-old offender who pleaded guilty to supplying a Class A drug was considered, on a reference by the Attorney General, to be unduly lenient. The court, in its discretion, declined to increase the sentence.

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