Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 97 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Kay LJ, Wright and Henriques JJ

Representation Anthony Heaton-Armstrong (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Isabel Dakyns (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 8 October 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Buggery - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

A fine of 500 imposed upon a defendant who pleaded guilty to buggery of a male was considered, on appeal, to be manifestly excessive. A conditional discharge for 12 months was substituted.

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