Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 353 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 180
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, David Steel and Goldring JJ

Representation Stephen Hopkins QC (appointed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 23 January 2002


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Rape - Defendant raping 92-year-old woman twice - Judge sentencing defendant to detention in young offender institution for life on each count concurrently - Judge not setting notional determinative sentence - Defendant appealing against failure to set notional determinative sentence - Appropriate notional determinate sentence.

The Case

The Court of Appeal indicated that the appropriate determinate sentence in circumstances where a defendant had pleaded guilty to two offences of rape on a 92-year-old woman, one of burglary and one of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, was one of 16 years' imprisonment.

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