Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 503 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2365
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Gage and Poole JJ

Representation Paul Crampin (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 1 October 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Totality - Possession of Class B drug - Possession of prohibited weapon.

The Case

Where the defendant had pleaded guilty to offences of possession of a Class B drug, possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to s5(1) of the Firearms Act and possessing ammunition without a firearms certificate, it was held that the total sentence of six and a half years' imprisonment was excessive, and that a total sentence of four and a half years' imprisonment was appropriate.

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