Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 245 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Pitchers and Treacy JJ

Representation John Jackson (instructed by Farleys) for the offender.
  Mark Ellison (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
Judgment Dates: 17 October 2002


Sentencing - Unduly lenient sentence - Reference by the Attorney General - Causing death by dangerous driving - Aggravating features.

The Case

On a reference to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney General under s36 of the the court considered that a non-custodial sentence imposed upon an offender who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving was unduly lenient. However, the court declined to exercise its discretion to interfere with the sentence in the circumstances.

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