Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 178 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Curtis J and The Recorder of Liverpool

Representation Karl Volz (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 13 March 2002


Sentencing - Escaping from lawful custody - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

A sentence of four years and six months' imprisonment imposed upon a defendant who pleaded guilty to escape from lawful custody (which was ordered to run consecutively to an existing sentence of eight years' imprisonment) was considered, on appeal, to be manifestly excessive. A sentence of three years' imprisonment consecutive to the existing sentence was substituted.

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