Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 78 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2093
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Gibbs and Henriques JJ

Representation Christopher Williams (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 31 July 2002


Sentencing - Procedure - Multiple offences - Custodial sentence - Totality - Whether defendant ought to be sentenced for multiple offences on one occasion in single court - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

In a case where a defendant had committed multiple offences, a court would usually try to sentence a defendant for all those offences simultaneously. However in circumstances where that was impossible a defendant could not complain where the second judge had regard to all the earlier matters and bore in mind the principle of totality.

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