Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 116 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Rix LJ, Leveson J and Sir Richard Tucker

Representation Godfrey Napthine (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 8 March 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Causing death by dangerous driving - Young offender - Custodial sentence - Momentary lapse of attention - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

The defendant's sentence of two years' detention for an offence of causing death by dangerous driving was manifestly excessive in the circumstances.

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