Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 227 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2244
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Judge LJ, Butterfield J and the Recorder of Liverpool

Representation Clare Matthews (appointed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the appellants.
Judgment Dates: 8 October 2002


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Violent disorder - Previous good character - Appropriateness of sentence.

The Case

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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