Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 216 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Kay LJ, Curtis J and The Recorder of Liverpool

Representation Robert Marshall-Andrews QC (instructed by O'Keefes) for the offender.
  David Perry (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 14 March 2002


Sentencing - Manslaughter - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

A sentence of two years and three months' imprisonment imposed upon an offender who pleaded guilty to manslaughter was considered, on a reference to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General, to be unduly lenient. A sentence of three years' imprisonment was substituted.

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