Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 504 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 2448
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Hughes, Royce JJ and Judge Paget QC

Representation Robin Wheatley (assigned by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the first defendant.
  Simon Davis (assigned by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the second defendant.
  Balbir Singh (assigned by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the third defendant.
  Mohammed Latif (assigned by the Registrar for Criminal Appeals) for the fourth defendant.
Judgment Dates: 25 October 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Conspiracy to import a Class A drug.

The Case

The court ruled that in the circumstances and with regard to the relevant guideline authorities, the sentences which the defendants had received after having pleaded guilty to a count of conspiracy to import a Class A drug, namely heroin, had been excessive, and lesser sentences were substituted accordingly.

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