Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 385 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 167
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Cresswell and Goldring JJ

Representation Christopher Johnston (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 18 January 2002


Sentencing - Affray - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

The court ruled that, in the circumstances, the sentence of 18 months' imprisonment for affray arising from threats made to, and an assault upon, a fellow driver, was manifestly excessive, and a sentence of 12 months' imprisonment would be substituted.

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