Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 90 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Judge LJ, Garland and Nelson JJ

Representation Richard Orme (instructed by Burton Copeland, Salford) for PP.
  Michael Lavery (instructed by Burton Copeland, Salford) for JP.
  M Laughry (instructed by Burton Copeland, Salford) for McP.
  Nicholas Loraine-Smith (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 7 March 2002


Sentencing - Aggravated burglary - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

Sentences of 30 months' imprisonment imposed upon three offenders who each pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary were considered, on a reference to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General, to be unduly lenient. Sentences of four years' imprisonment were imposed in the case of each of the offenders.

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