||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 227 (Oct)
|| EWCA Crim 2244
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge LJ, Butterfield J and the Recorder of Liverpool
||Clare Matthews (appointed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the appellants.
||8 October 2002
Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Violent disorder - Previous good character - Appropriateness of sentence.
The court determined that sentences of 18 months' detention and training imposed on three defendants for an offence of violent disorder were rightly severe since the courts had to be seen to do what they could to protect members of the public from mindless violence.
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