Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 386 (Nov)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Latham LJ, Curtis J and The Recorder of Middlesbrough

Representation Thomas Darbyshire (instructed by Stokoe Partnership) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 26 November 2002


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Aggravating feature - Forfeiture order Property of defendant - Assumptions by court - Right to fair and public hearing.

The Case

The defendant's sentence of 18 months' imprisonment and a forfeiture order for his motor vehicle valued at around 19,000 for an offence of theft was manifestly excessive in the circumstances.

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