Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 455 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2699
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Douglas Brown and Mitchell JJ

Representation Dee Connolly (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the first and third defendants.
  Martin Lahiffe (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the second defendant.
Judgment Dates: 14 November 2002


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Robbery - Possession of an imitation firearm.

The Case

The court ruled that the total sentences which the defendants had received for offences of robbery and possession of an imitation firearm, which ranged from between nine and ten years' detention in a young offender institution or imprisonment, were excessive, and that in the circumstances, sentences between seven and eight years' detention or imprisonment were appropriate.

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