Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 407 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2219
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Judge LJ, Rafferty J and the Recorder of Liverpool

Representation Christopher Cousins (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the offender.
  Mark Ellison (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 3 October 2002


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Blackmail.

The Case

On the facts of the instant case, an appropriate sentence for an offender of good character who had been found guilty on six counts of blackmail, where 74,000 had been obtained from an elderly victim who had committed suicide as a result, was of eight years' imprisonment on each count to run concurrently.

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