Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 25 (Sep)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Colman and Stanley Burnton JJ

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


Sentencing - Rape - Extended licence period - Danger to public - Defendant pleading guilty to rape - Defendant being sentenced to six years' imprisonment and extended licence period - Whether judge in error in extending licence period.

The Case

A sentence of six years' imprisonment and an extended licence period was not inappropriate for an offence of rape where the defendant posed a significant risk to the public.

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