Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 128 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, David Steel and Goldring JJ

Representation Guy Russell (instructed by Morgan & Lamplugh) for the offender.
  David Thomas (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 21 January 2002


Sentencing - Making threats to kill - Burglary with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

A sentence of two years and six months' imprisonment imposed upon an offender who pleaded guilty to making threats to kill and burglary with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm was considered, on a reference to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General, to be unduly lenient. A sentence of four years' imprisonment was substituted.

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