Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 14 (Sep)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Colman and Stanley Burton JJ

Representation G Crossley (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 29 July 2002


Sentencing - Assault occasioning actual bodily harm - Theft - Defendant sentenced to two years' imprisonment for offences - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

On an appeal against a two year sentence which consisted of 18 months for assault and six months for theft, being consecutive with each other, the Court of Appeal held that a consecutive sentence was not wrong in principle having regard to the separation between the two offences, and the differences in kind.

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