Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 291 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Potter LJ, Butterfield J and Judge Findlay Baker

Representation James Gibbons (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 21 October 2002


Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Appropriate sentence - Sentencing principles.

The Case

A sentencing judge had raised a legitimate expectation that a defendant would be considered for a non-custodial sentence and in those circumstances, his sentence was wrong in principle.

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