Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 169 (Jul)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

May LJ, Cresswell J and Sir Richard Rougier

Representation Chris Smith (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 11 July 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Obtaining property by deception - Obtaining services by deception ||Obtaining a money transfer by deception - Theft - Failing to surrender to bail - Custodial sentence - Consecutive sentences - Totality ||Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

The defendant's total sentence of five and a half years' imprisonment for offences of dishonesty was manifestly excessive because it failed to have sufficient regard to the principle of totality.

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