Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 285 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2647
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Lord Woolf CJ, Silber and Leveson JJ

Representation Douglas Stuart (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 29 October 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Appeal.

The Case

Where the defendant was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for offences of conspiracy to supply cannabis resin and being concerned in the supply of amphetamines and where he had previously been sentenced to two and half years' imprisonment on a in connection with the conspiracy, the Court of Appeal ruled that the sentence of two years' imprisonment had been excessive, quashed it, and substituted a sentence such that the defendant would be released on the day of the Court of Appeal's judgment.

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