Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 222 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Judge LJ, Mackay J and The Recorder of Liverpool

Representation Amanda Hart (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 16 October 2002

Catchwords

Sentencing - Custodial sentence - Duration - Role of defendant in offence.

The Case

A sentence of five months' detention in a young offender institution imposed upon a defendant who pleaded guilty to common assault was considered, on appeal, to be manifestly excessive. A sentence of three months' detention in a young offender institution was substituted.

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