Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 34 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Judge LJ, Rafferty J and The Recorder of Liverpool

Representation Richard Wood (instructed by Fosters) for the offender.
  Richard Horwell (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 3 October 2002


Sentencing - Causing death by dangerous driving - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

On a reference to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General, the court declined to interfere with a community punishment order imposed upon a offender who had pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving on account of the personal mitigation in the case.

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